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-- by board member Melissa Dahl [caption id="attachment_1449" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Travis Hay"][/caption] Editor and producer Travis Hay won Best New Site in SPJ’s Excellence in Journalism regional contest last year for his Seattle-area music news website, Guerilla Candy. As an independent journalist, Hay was particularly excited to...

You have just 17 days to enter the Northwest Excellence in Journalism Contest for works published during the calendar year 2011. All entries - except in the general excellence category - must be submitted online by 9:59 pm (PST) on Monday, Feb. 20. GE entries must be submitted in hard copy. Click here to see contest rules,  FAQs, categories - and to SUBMIT YOUR ENTRIES!

-- By board member Sarah Stuteville From researching, reporting and interviewing, to writing, tech know-how and critical thinking skills, journalists make great employees in just about any job. And in this shifting economy many of us are making career moves away from traditional journalism. [caption id="attachment_1397" align="alignright"...