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 […]

SPJ Student Scholarships – We Are Giving More In 2015-16!

The Western Washington chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has increased its scholarship amounts this year! The chapter is awarding two scholarships for $3,500 to undergraduate students majoring in journalism or communications at two-year or four-year colleges in the state of Washington. Awards are for the 2015-2016 school year. We are also offering the […]

You’ve got one more week to enter the NW Excellence in Journalism contest!

We’ve extended the deadline to enter the 2014 Northwest Excellence in Journalism Contest a whole week to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18! Journalists from all media in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska are invited to submit their best work for recognition. The contest has loads of categories for newspapers, daily online sites, magazines, non-daily […]

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

Start 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 […]