The SPJ Northwest Excellence in Journalism Contest is here! Enter by Feb. 12

Star collecting your best work! The 2014 SPJ Northwest Excellence in Journalism Contest is now live and awaiting your entries. For more than 20 years, SPJ has honored excellence in journalism with an annual contest recognizing stories and visuals published in Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana. Don’t wait! The deadline for submitting entries is […]

Join SPJ & AAJA in welcoming the new Seattle area IRE Meetup group

Investigative Reporters and Editors is launching a new Meetup group in the Seattle area and we’re joining AAJA Seattle to help them kick off their first event. Stop by, and bring a friend! What: IRE, AAJA and SPJ meetup Where: The Diller Room, 1224 First Ave., Seattle (across from Seattle Art Museum, two blocks from […]

Coming up: Headlines ‘n’ Deadlines bar trivia with Jeopardy champ Ken Jennings

Our October Headlines ‘n’ Deadlines bar trivia event was such a hit, we had to do it again — and kick it up a notch. Come join area journos and a very special guest — local Jeopardy champ Ken Jennings (!) — as he hosts this second, special edition of Headlines ‘n Deadlines bar trivia […]

2014 Holiday Scoop: Buy prints to support local photographers’ passion projects

The 2014 AAJA/SPJ Holiday Scoop — the biggest journalism party of the year — is just a couple days away. Get your tickets here! There’ll be food, there’ll be wine — but did you know that there will also be a gift-worthy selection of stunning print photographs? Several area photojournalists are offering prints for auction […]

Here comes this year’s contest: Hear when it goes live!


Freelancers get one-on-one coaching and best practices

Nearly 40 people took in advice from five coaches who volunteered at the SPJ Western WA pro chapter’s “Freelance Coaching” event Nov. 20. The coaches — SPJ national president Dana Neuts, local chapter past president and deputy editor of 425 magazine Ethan Chung, Herald Business Journal editor Jim Davis, KUOW Senior Editor Jim Gates and […]

‘It’s our job to make them interested’ – Jon Landay on international reporting

A journalist on the Iraq beat. An expert on Syria. A soldier in the National Guard. Our weekend event, “Hostages: A Conversation with Jonathan Landay,” sparked a fascinating discussion Saturday due not just to the insights of the speaker, but the passion of his audience. Jonathan Landay, an award winning national security and intelligence correspondent […]

Journalists as hostages: Join us for a conversation with Jonathan Landay

What’s going on in the Middle East? Why are so many journalists and aid workers being captured there? And what does all this mean for Americans who live far away from the action? Join us at The Seattle Times building at 2 p.m. Saturday for a conversation with Jonathan Landay, award-winning national security and intelligence […]

Holiday Scoop is back! Join us Dec. 11!

The biggest journalism party of the year is back! The 5th annual Holiday Scoop is here to bring together area journalists and their supporters in one big year-end bash. Don’t miss it! Last year’s event raised several thousand dollars in scholarships for aspiring journalists. This year, we hope to raise even more to help the […]

Students get career tips from pros at SPJ Speed Date

By SPJ UW chapter president Ashley Stewart: Nearly 20 journalism students on Wednesday toured The Seattle Times and met with local professionals for career advice during SPJ Speed Date, co-hosted by the Western Washington Pro and University of Washington student SPJ chapters. Don Shelton, sports editor for The Seattle Times, showed students around the newsroom […]