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Talk about snail mail. It took 17 years, but checks for ASJA members and others who filed claims in the Tasini vs. New York Times lawsuit finally arrived a little over a month ago. “I kept telling people they would get the money, but no one actually believed me,” half-jokes former ASJA President Randy Dotinga, who served as a point person during the lawsuit, informing members of progress or lack thereof. Along with ASJA, plaintiffs who filed a class action suit for the landmark digital copyright case in 2001 included the Author’s Guild, the National Writers Union and 21 individual freelance writers. Read More.

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This is the year that ASJA turns 70 years old!

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In the context of ASJA’s 70th anniversary, the Board of Directors began thinking on a bigger, more strategic, level. The board has had multiple conversations over the past two years about the organization’s vast achievements, as well as its current challenges and goals. Among the challenges, always, is the need to upgrade ASJA’s technology. More »

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