23 May Tickets now available for June 18 awards gala and regional conference
Join the Western Washington Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists June 18 at the Hyatt Olive 8 as we recognize winners of the 2015 NW Excellence in Journalism Contest, gala award winners and scholarship recipients. Members from across SPJ Region 10 (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska) are encouraged to join us in celebrating the accomplishments of our region’s hard-working journalists over the last year.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with the program and dinner beginning at 7. The evening will conclude after 9.
Dress to impress, get your photos taken and bid on silent auction items that benefit Washington journalism scholarships.
Get your tickets now, while they’re at the early bird price of $60. After June 13, tickets are $70 each.
Start theÂ day off with the annual Region 10 conference, which will take place at the University of Washington, Communications building at 9 a.m. on June 18.
Your ticketÂ ($15 for SPJ members, $25 if you’re not) pays forÂ parking, continental breakfast and coffee, pizza and salad lunch, and of course the conference program.
Some highlights of the conference include:
Long Form Journalism in a Digital Age: Mark Armstrong, founder of the site longreads.com, will join us in a Q/A run by James Ross Gardner, editor in chief ofÂ Seattle Met. They will discuss the viability of long form journalism, how it’s managing to succeed in the digital world of listicles and 140-word tweets, and how exactly one can practice “good” long form.
Covering Trans- and Non-binary News:Â This panel is designed to address the current problems that come with the coverage of trans and non-binary news. With the coverage of Caitlyn Jenner and the outing of Lilly Wachowski, professional journalists have shown that they are ill-equipped to avoid harms, intentional or no. Outing people like Dr. V in the infamous Grantland story resulted in devastating effects.
Ethics Presentation: SPJ President Paul Fletcher will join us from headquarters to lead a “choose your own adventure” ethics workshop.