The American Copy Editors Society is a professional organization working toward the advancement of copy editors in newspapers, magazines, Web sites and other journalistic endeavors. Our aim is to provide solutions to copy desk problems through training, discussion and an awareness of common issues. ACES was formed in the spring of 1997, for and by copy editors. The organization has many roots, growing out of meetings sponsored by the American Society of Newspaper Editors, meetings of editors at newspapers in the Southeast,and the desire of many others to address copy-editing issues.
The American Society of News Editors, (known as the American Society of Newspaper Editors until March 2009)founded in 1922 as a nonprofit professional organization, focuses on leadership development and journalism-related issues. ASNE promotes fair, principled journalism, defends and protects First Amendment rights, and fights for freedom of information and open government. Leadership, innovation, diversity and inclusion in coverage and the journalism work force, youth journalism and the sharing of ideas are also key ASNE initiatives.
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