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Passion Projects

WRITING, PHOTOGRAPHY AND DESIGN (SMALL) Best Photo Portfolio Winner Chinook Observer Photo Portfolio 2018 Luke Whittaker Comprehensive Coverage Winner Malheur Enterprise Hidden Children - A series Les Zaitz Runner up Rural Housing Coastal Pride Emily Green Crime and Justice Reporting Winner YES! Magazine Two-Thirds of Americans Live in the 'Constitution-Free Zone' Lornet Turnbull Runner up Ashland Tidings (formerly Ashland Daily Tidings) Underpaid police recruit now unemployed Caitlin...

Join the Society of Professional Journalists - Western Washington chapter for our annual end-of-season bash as we honor the region's top journalists with awards, scholarships, and grants on Monday, July 1st at 6 p.m. at Optimism Brewing in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. Each ticket comes with...

Documentary photographers - we've got some opportunities for you! The annual SPJ Western Washington Passion Projects award is now open. Washington state photojournalists with a strong story idea and top-notch portfolio are encouraged to compete for awards of $2,000 and $1,000. This year we’re also offering...

The Society of Professional Journalists Western Washington chapter will offer its annual “Passion Project” grant for Northwest photojournalists beginning this Spring 2017. The Pew Research Center reported photographers and visual journalists have been the newsroom staffers hit hardest by layoffs throughout the United States. Their jobs...