SPJ Panels

The Western Washington Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is working on several Spring programs geared toward serving the local journalism community, including a panel this month designed to assist journalists seeking a fresh start outside the profession.

Minimizing Harm: Covering Vulnerable Populations

7 p.m., Wednesday, April 25
Room 202, Communications Building,
University of Washington

Join fellow journalists in a provocative roundtable discussion on covering vulnerable populations. Part of SPJ's Ethics Week, this event seeks to showcase the region's best stories on the homeless, the mentally ill, the disabled, the elderly and other vulnerable populations, while representatives from the Department of Social and Health Services and the DART Center for Journalism & Trauma present information to help journalists minimize harm to their interview subjects and themselves.

With special guests Richard Kellogg, Director, Mental Health Division Department of Social and Health Services, Meg Spratt, The Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma and Kellie Cheadle, Executive Producer, KING 5 Investigators.

Space is limited. Please R.S.V.P. for this event by e-mailing Hilary Maynard at hmaynard@businessexaminer.com.

DIRECTIONS:

*From I-5 southbound: take the NE 45th Street exit (#169). Turn left onto NE 45th Street. Continue east passed 15th Ave. NE and take the first right onto Memorial Way. Head south Memorial Way to Gate #2. Stop at the gatehouse and ask to park in the Padelford Parking Garage.

*From I-5 northbound: take the NE 45th Street exit (#169). Turn right onto NE 45th Street. Continue east passed 15th Ave. NE and take the first right onto Memorial Way. Head south Memorial Way to Gate #2. Stop at the gatehouse and ask to park in the Padelford Parking Garage.

**To get to the garage, take the next left onto Stevens Way E. Continue on Stevens until you approach a two-way stop at the top of a hill. For reference, the Communications Building is to your right. Take a left (down the hill ) onto Pend Orielle Rd. At the bottom of the hill, take a right, and another immediate right into the garage.

****To get to the Communications Building, take the escalator or stairs and exit in front of Padelford. The Communications Building is directly across the street. Walk around to the front, CMU 202 is on the second floor to the right.

Other programs

What you need to know before the pandemic hits

9-11 a.m., Tuesday, April 24, 2007
An influenza pandemic when it hits may be the biggest news story of our lifetimes, and it could also be particularly hazardous for journalists and news organizations. This panel is co-sponsored by Public Health Seattle & King County, The Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma, Washington State Association of Broadcasters, and the Western Washington Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
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Previous events

Shifting Tides - Transitioning out of a career in journalism

7 p.m., Thursday, March 29, 2007
Mountaineers Building, 300 Third Ave. W., Seattle

Join your peers at a discussion between former journalists who left the profession to pursue careers in other fields share their experiences and offer advice. Topics will include the decision to transition; the job search; and how best to market your skills for a new career.

Interact with a panel of former journalists who successfully found their way into careers with cities, states, and in the private sector.

For more information on this upcoming networking opportunity or to RSVP for this event, e-mail Hilary Maynard at hmaynard@businessexaminer.com. Look for more upcoming program announcements later this month.

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