Meet the 2016 SPJ Student Scholarship Winners!

A HUGE round of applause for our four fabulous SPJ Student Scholarship recipients: Julia-Grace Sanders, Starla Sampaco, Samantha Chapman and Genny Boots. You can have the pleasure of meeting the fab four in person at the SPJ Gala on June 18 at Hyatt Olive 8 in Seattle. Genny Boots is a homegrown Alaskan. She just […]

SPJ members: Vote for the next SPJ Western WA Pro board!

If you’re a current SPJ member, please check your email for a link to your ballot for the next SPJ Western Washington Pro Chapter board. We’ve got 12 people running for seven seats. Two candidates are running to fill leadership positions, and 10 candidates are running to fill five open general board seats. Thanks to the incumbents […]

Tickets now available for June 18 awards gala and regional conference

Join the Western Washington Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists June 18 at the Hyatt Olive 8 as we recognize winners of the 2015 NW Excellence in Journalism Contest, gala award winners and scholarship recipients. Members from across SPJ Region 10 (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska) are encouraged to join us in […]

Journalist of the year, new journalist of the year, newsroom innovation….SPJ Western WA still seeking nominations for six journalism awards

We are re-opening our nominations for the SPJ Gala Awards, in order to clarify confusion around the rules. NOTE: self-nominations are not allowed, with the exception of the Innovation Award. Newsrooms are welcome and encouraged to self-nominate for the Innovation Award. Please help us spread the word. We want every local, hard-working journalist to get […]

Seeking Nominations for the 2016 Gala Awards

We want to hear from you! Journalists don’t always get the recognition they deserve, so please help us honor the best professionals in our industry. Nominate outstanding journalists in our area for six special chapter awards. The application process is simple. Just a few questions and 500 words on your nominee. Self nominations will not be accepted. […]

Free ‘Spotlight’ screening May 9

Thanks to the generosity of the SPJ national office, we have a copy of the Academy Award-winning film “Spotlight,” and we’re going to show it for FREE. We’ll also include a pre-show networking mingle and post-showing informal discussion on Monday, May 9, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Naked City Brewery, 8564 Greenwood Ave N. Seattle, WA […]

Guest post: Lessons from #JournalismSoWhite

By Julia-Grace Sanders, University of Washington student In the last three decades, journalism has gone from a predominantly white and male industry to the demographic we have today — predominantly white and male. After years of feeling heard but not listened to, some of Seattle’s top journalists have ideas on how to ignite systemic change […]

Team up for Thursday’s trivia night!

Tickets are still available for our next local news trivia night — April 21 at 6:30 p.m. (Mingle for a bit, then we’ll start promptly at 7!) Finally! A chance to utilize your vast wealth of local news knowledge, at the spring edition of Headlines ‘n Deadlines bar trivia at Machine House Brewery in Georgetown. Teams […]

Guest post: ‘Let’s talk about #JournalismSoWhite’

This is a guest post by Yessenia Funes, editor at YES Magazine and one of the panelists at the April 12 #JournalismSoWhite discussion in Seattle. SPJ Western WA Pro Chapter board member Marcus Green helped organize the event, and he and chapter president Athima Chansanchai served as two of the moderators. This piece has been republished with […]

Call for SPJ Western Washington scholarship applicants

The Western Washington chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is calling for applicants for four scholarships for deserving Washington state journalism students. The scholarships for the 2016-2017 school year are as follows: Two SPJ Western Washington Pro chapter scholarships of $4,500 each to undergraduates majoring in journalism or communications at two-year or four-year colleges in Washington. […]