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SPJ Continuing Ed series schedule announced

Become a smarter journalist!  Attend SPJ’s 5th annual Continuing Ed series

The Western Washington Pro Chapter is again offering its popular Fall Continuing Ed Series. The five-week series will run on Monday nights from 10/11 – 11/8, featuring a different skills-based workshop or topic each week.  All of the classes are from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Seattle Times auditorium

The schedule:

Oct. 11 The Portable Journalist: Using smart phones for reporting

The smart phone in your pocket is now your most important mobile reporting tool. Learn about how video stream direct to the web from your phone, maximizing twitter while live streaming, the best iPhone apps for journalism, mapping iPhone photos via rss and other practical advice.

Tiffany Campbell, senior producer,

Oct. 18 Branding yourself: Tips on how to stand out in today’s changing media landscape

Hear how some journalists and their news outlets or social media sites are making themselves stand out in a crowded environment. Learn from the local experts.

Josh Feit, PubliCola
John Cook, TechFlash
Monica Guzman, Intersect

Oct. 25  Improve your photography

A fancy DSLR or a simple camera phone is a tool. It is up to the photographer to understand light, composition, framing, moment, and the ability of a photograph to convey information. We’ll help you understand what that tool can do for you.

Josh Trujillo, visual journalist
Cliff DesPeaux, Seattle Times visual journalist

Nov. 1 Entrepreneurial journalism:  The nuts-and-bolts of starting your own web venture

Learn what it takes create and maintain a journalism web business, with tips on everything from financing to drawing an audience.

Sarah Stuteville, Common Language Project (moderator)
Tracy Record, West Seattle Blog
Caroline Li,
Michael McCarthy,

Nov. 8 Build your own website

Learn how you can use WordPress to quickly get your own website up and running without a ton of technical experience.

Dale Steinke, co-editor of; former Interactive News and Operations Manager at KING 5 TV

Cost:  Free to SPJ Members, $10 per class for non SPJ members or $40 for the whole series.

You may register to become an SPJ member at any class to receive the class free. Annual membership is $72. Become a member by enrolling online now, or sign up at any class.  Pizza and bottled water will be provided.

The Seattle Times is located at 1120 John St., Seattle, WA  98109. Free parking is available in the visitor’s lot across the street.

Seating is limited so RSVP to Hilary Reeves, by noon on the Friday prior to the class you plan to attend.

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