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[caption id="attachment_1572" align="alignright" width="219" caption="Madison Ballroom"][/caption] Save the date! On Saturday, May 19, the Western Washington Pro Chapter will host our annual awards banquet for the Northwest Excellence in Journalism Contest at the Seattle Renaissance Hotel. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and dinner will begin at...

[caption id="attachment_1557" align="alignright" width="300" caption="SPJ's three 2011 SPJ scholarship award recipients, with their names up on the centerfield scoreboard at Safeco Field."][/caption] If you've ever benefited from a scholarship, here is your chance to pay it forward. SPJ is collecting items that it will auction for student...

Register NOW for SPJ's Northwest Regional Conference in Tacoma on Saturday March 31.  After Thursday, March 15, the conference's discounted registration expires. SPJ members can attend a pre-conference, members-only reception on Friday, March 30. For more details and conference registration, visit here: http://blogs.spjnetwork.org/region10/?page_id=468...

-- by board member Sharon Salyer [caption id="attachment_1504" align="alignright" width="216" caption="(Photo by niclas, CC)"][/caption] Area students, this one's for you: The Western Washington Chapter of SPJ is awarding two scholarships for $2,000 to undergraduate students majoring in journalism or communications at two-year or four-year colleges in the state...

-- by board member Randal Beam [caption id="attachment_1485" align="alignright" width="187" caption="Pete Jackson"][/caption] For Pete Jackson, the story he wanted to tell was about fear.  The fear that a Seattle cartoonist was experiencing after being declared a target for execution in a fatwa.  And the fear – or...