‘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 […]

Join us Nov. 20 for Freelance Coaching!

Up your game with SPJ Western WA on Nov. 20 for “Freelance Coaching” — an event aimed at giving freelancers best practices and tips for successfully pitching stories, mining networks for potential leads and negotiating competitive rates. We’ll have coaches like SPJ national president Dana Neuts, local chapter past president and deputy editor of 425 […]

What a night! Journalists face off at Headlines ‘n’ Deadlines bar trivia

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Got your tix yet? Headlines n’ Deadlines bar trivia coming Oct. 23!

Journalists and storytellers. Great beers. A professional trivia master. A food truck. Think you know Seattle news and newsies? Prove it. Register today for our first big mixer of the year, Headlines ‘n Deadlines bar trivia at Hilliard’s Beer in Ballard at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, and get your newsy friends to compete! This is […]

Students: Don’t miss the Washington Collegiate Journalism Conference Oct. 11

Our friends at the University of Washington student chapter of SPJ have put together a great program for the annual collegiate journalism conference Sat. Oct. 11. Here’s how you can attend. From the UW SPJ blog: Speakers will include journalists from The Seattle Times, KUOW, InvestigateWest and more. Sessions will include digital media ethics, interviewing, […]

Save the date! ‘Headlines ‘n Deadlines’ bar trivia coming Oct. 23

Think you know Seattle news and newsies? Form a team and save the date for Headlines ‘n Deadlines bar trivia Thursday, Oct. 23 at Hilliard’s Tap Room in Ballard! A professional trivia master will guide teams of up to six through the contest and there’ll be prizes – lots and lots of fun prizes. Stay […]

Say hello to the 2014-2015 SPJ Western Washington Board

In June, our chapter members cast their votes in our annual board elections. This month, we’re proud to introduce the members of the 2014-2015 Western Washington Pro Chapter Board! Six of us are returning members. Five are new. Among us are two photojournalists, two radio broadcasters, a Web editor, a columnist, two magazine editors, two […]