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Washington state Legislature launched such a powerful assault on open records that it won a dishonorable mention in SPJ's national Black Hole award contest for its "outright contempt of the public’s right to know." In response, please join the Society of Professional Journalists Western Washington chapter for...

!(function(src,cb){var s=document.createElement('script');s.src=src;s.async=true;if(s.readyState){s.onreadystatechange=function(){if(s.readyState=='loaded'||s.readyState=='complete'){s.onreadystatechange=null;cb();}};}else{s.onload=function(){cb();};}document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0].appendChild(s);})('//mediaplayer.invintusmedia.com/app.js',function(){Invintus.launch({"clientID":"9375922947","eventID":"2018021090","simple":true,"startStreamAt":120,"stopStreamAt":2521});});   The Washington state Senate held a hearing Feb. 7 to discuss media consolidation and its impact on jobs and public information. Government officials, industry experts and journalists voiced their opinions on topics ranging from corporate mergers, to job loss and wage decreases, to the loss...

SPJ is now accepting entries for the 2017 Northwest Excellence in Journalism contest. The contest honors journalists across SPJ's Region 10, which covers Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho and Montana. [caption id="attachment_4045" align="alignright" width="424"] Journalists Alex Garland, Reagan Jackson and Alex Garcia at the 2016 Excellence in Journalism...

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