Want to join the SPJWash board? Apply by May 1!

The Society of Professional Journalists Western Washington Pro Chapter is looking for qualified board members and officers. Want to help make a difference in your journalism community? Have some ideas about cool events and programming? Come work with us! The board has the following positions available: Treasurer — Officer; responsible for chapter finances; acts as […]

Join us for a north-end meetup April 30!

Our Seattle-based monthly mixer has been a blast, but our members come from all throughout Western Washington. So, we’re bringing the mixer to you. Join us for our new north-end meetup, 7 p.m. April 30 at AFK Tavern in Everett! Play free console games with fellow journalists and choose from more than 100 video game-themed […]

Nominate a Journalist!

The Western Washington Chapter of Society of Professional Journalists is asking members of the journalism community to nominate outstanding journalists in our area for six special chapter awards: Journalist of the Year New Journalist of the Year June Anderson Almquist Lifetime Achievement Award Susan Hutchison Bosch Award for Perseverance and Quiet Courage Innovation Award Journalism […]

Photojournalists: Apply for our new $1,000 Passion Projects grant

For the first time, the Society of Professional Journalists Western Washington chapter will offer a “Passion Project” grant for Northwest photojournalists. The Pew Research Center reported photographers and visual journalists have been the newsroom staffers hit hardest by layoffs throughout the United States. Their jobs have been trimmed by about half during the last 10 […]

Roundup: Here’s how to shoot video that doesn’t suck

By board member Lauren Foster Photojournalists @CorinneChin and @bettinahansen listen to @timmatsui's video session for @SPJWash #spjvideo pic.twitter.com/e4jukuTcbR — Erika Schultz (@ErikaJSchultz) April 8, 2015 Multimedia journalist Tim Matsui along with The Seattle Times photographer Bettina Hansen and video editor Corinne Chin hosted a presentation on how to produce a quality video for SPJ’s Continuing […]

Announcing Press Club: Monthly Mixer for Local Journalists

We loved seeing our fellow journalists gather at The Streamline Tavern in Seattle for the first media critique mixer in February – now we’re making it a monthly gathering. The Streamline in lower Queen Anne will extend happy hour for a local media hangout: every first Thursday, 7-9pm. Join us! #ThirstyThursday

How to shoot video that doesn’t suck: Join us April 7!

Which stories would make great videos? How should you think about planning a shoot? And what should you know about lighting and sound to get the most out it? Join SPJ Western Washington and Seattle-based videographer Riley Morton for a crash course in video storytelling, Tuesday April 7, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at The […]

Journalism experience helps local authors write books

SPJ’s Western Washington pro chapter kicked off its spring continuing education series March 24 with an event that showed how helpful it is to have a journalism background when a book opportunity comes along. Laura Coffey, Sonora Jha and Athima Chansanchai (the chapter’s vice president) spoke to a group at the Seattle Times building about […]

Want to write books? Learn how these journalists did it!

Our continuing ed series is back in 2015, kicking off with a session for storytellers looking to become authors from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24 at The Seattle Times: The event is free for SPJ members and $10 for non-members. Buy your tickets here! Four local women share how they used their journalism […]

Join us! Media Hot Topics Mixer at the new Streamline Tavern Wednesday

Jonesing to get with your people and talk about Brian Williams, the Serial podcast, or whatever other news or media critique topic you’ve been thinking about? Let’s have some drinks at the brand new (but not too new) Streamline Seattle and do just that, this Wednesday, February 25th, 7-9pm at the Streamline Tavern, 174 Roy […]