Save the date for storytelling event and news trivia night

The SPJ Western WA Pro Chapter has a lot going on in February. Sign up now for the first two highlights below and save the date for the rest! We’ve launched the 2015 SPJ Northwest Excellence in Journalism contest! Send us your best work from last year! Deadline is Feb. 15. We’re also in search […]

Get your tickets to J-School in a Night!

Our first continuing education event is at the University of Washington on Feb. 11: “J-School in a Night.” Reserve your spot. (SPJ and AAJA members get in free, $10 otherwise.) J School In a Night has something for everyone. Attendees can choose 3 out of 4 offered sessions taught by working journalists across a variety […]

Have you entered the SPJ NW Excellence in Journalism contest yet?

If you haven’t entered your best work from 2015 into the SPJ Northwest Excellence in Journalism contest yet, you’ve still got some time. The deadline is Feb.15, so don’t wait until the last minute — get your entries in now! This is our annual competition that covers Region 10, which includes Washington state, Oregon, Alaska, […]

‘All too familiar’: Guest post on Al Jazeera America shutdown

Guest post by Victor Balta, University of Washington news office director and a former editor at Al Jazeera America. The announcement last week that Al Jazeera America would be shutting down in April hit me as a friend, a journalist and, most importantly, a news consumer. I spent a year as the online news planning […]

Sign up to judge SPJ contest entries

We’re looking for passionate journalists to judge entries from other SPJ chapters around the country. We call these chapters our swap partners, as their volunteer judges read and judge our Northwest Excellence in Journalism regional awards entries. Working journalists and former journalists are welcome to volunteer. If you want to serve as a volunteer judge, […]

2015 SPJ Northwest Excellence in Journalism Contest now accepting entries

We hope you’ve been keeping track of your best work from last year, because the 2015 Northwest Excellence in Journalism Contest is now accepting entries! It covers work published or broadcast in 2015. It includes Daily Print and Online (four staff size groups), Weeklies, Non-daily Newspapers, Magazines, Radio, Television and Visuals. We also heard your feedback […]

A look back at 2015

By Ashley Stewart, Western WA Pro Chapter treasurer As we kick off 2016, we wanted to also look back on the busy year we had in 2015! Below are some of our highlights: “Writing books for journalists”: The Western Washington chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists’ continuing ed series kicked off on March 24 with […]

Holiday Scoop 2015 tickets on sale now!

Seattle’s biggest party for journalists and their supporters, the Holiday Scoop, is back! Our sixth annual celebration will be at Fado Irish Pub in downtown Seattle on Dec. 11. It brings together print, digital, television, visual and radio journalists of all ages. Let’s celebrate the holidays and another year of great journalism in Washington state. Tickets […]

Get tickets now for Oct. 24 Washington Collegiate Journalism Conference!

It’s almost time for SPJ’s annual Washington Collegiate Journalism Conference, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 at UW. We’ll bring students from colleges and universities around the state for this day-long workshop series. Tickets: $17 for SPJ members; $22 for non-members. See the schedule below for more details: 9 a.m. Introduction • […]

Oct. 14 ACES event gives you a chance to win a free registration to national conference

American Copy Editors Society Education Fund President Merrill Perlman and ACES President Teresa Schmedding will be hosting an evening of editing, bonding and hilarity at Hilliard’s Taproom in Seattle on Oct. 14 from 6-9 p.m. “Come test your skills and meet other editors in the Seattle area. The grand prize will be a free registration to our […]