Thursday, March 29, 2007

ASNE takes the 'man' out of 'chairman'

This morning's bylaws meeting was literally the ASNE event of the decade. According to ASNE Executive Director Scott Bosley, members hadn't met for a bylaws revision since the early 90s.

At that last meeting, a fit of feminism struck members, who rooted out what they saw as the remains of a male-run era from the language of the bylaws, first adopted in 1922.

Well, all but one. This time, more than 40 early risers in the basement meeting room performed some major copy editing, changing "chairman" to "chair."

All in favor, say, "Yea."

- APRIL YEE / ASNE Reporter

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