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[caption id="attachment_2167" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Lynsi Burton"][/caption] By board member Melissa Dahl When we called Lynsi Burton, crime and courts reporter at the Skagit Valley Herald, to chat about her achievements as one of Western Washington’s brightest young reporters, the call went straight to voicemail. That’s because Burton...

[caption id="attachment_2107" align="alignright" width="214" caption="Natalie St. John"][/caption] As a child, Natalie St. John dreamed of being a journalist. When she was in third grade, she informed her mother she intended to become a war correspondent. But it wasn’t until after Natalie was laid off as a public...

[caption id="attachment_2095" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Brian Rosenthal"][/caption] Finding a job fresh out of college is hard enough for those whose chosen field isn’t in turmoil. Only about a quarter of journalism students can expect to find work after college, according to this article from the University of...

"Local institution Joel Connelly is a walking encyclopedia of all things political and environmental in the Pacific Northwest," -- Nomination letter for the June Anderson Almquist Lifetime Achievement "Every day, it seems Joel Connelly views journalism as a tool for change and as a way to...

[caption id="attachment_2052" align="alignright" width="250" caption="Emcees Nicole Brodeur & Chris Daniels"][/caption] Get your tickets now!The 2013 SPJ Awards Gala: Celebrating Excellence is on May 18 at 5:30 p.m. at the Seattle Renaissance Hotel. Join emcees Nicole Brodeur of the Seattle Times and Chris Daniels of KING 5 News in...