We’re looking for new leadership!

It’s coming to the end of the year. As the members of our leadership are graduating, we are sad to say goodbye to you all but excited for our futures! SPJ UW needs a team of dedicated journalists to lead the club during the 2018-19 school year. If you’re passionate about making a difference in […]

Women lead the way: A conversation with female leadership in communications

Three women leading the way in Seattle’s journalism community came to speak with UW communication and journalism students on Thursday, April 26th: Sara Bernard with the SeattleLand Podcast, Ashley Walls, a content writer for Microsoft, and Anika Anand, co-founder of The Evergrey shared their experience, stories, and advice. Hear from our leadership about what they took […]

An update from your SPJUW officers

We’re almost halfway through Winter quarter! Here are some updates on what our SPJ members have accomplished so far. Josh Kelety, Alex Visser and I are covering the legislature in Olympia for the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association, along with Agatha Pacheco for the Seattle Times, Enrique Pérez De La Rosa for KNKN NW News Network, […]

Where can you take a journalism degree? Takeaways from UW Communications 2017 Seattle Career Exploration Trip

  On December 1, a group of students from the UW Communications department joined Outreach and Alumni Relations Manger Junko Westling, Communications Specialist Megan Jeffrey and Coordinator of Student Relations Troy Bonnes in visiting a variety of companies in the Seattle area. The visit was part of the two-day 2017 Seattle Career Exploration Trip. SPJ […]

Covering suicide, mental health and violence ethically as journalists

Journalists are simultaneously storytellers, scribes and visual communicators. Working in a world inundated with stereotypes, biases and trite explanations for nuanced subjects challenges us to be sensitive and ethical when covering suicide, mental health and violence. SPJ UW hosted three panelists on Nov 28 to discuss best practices for reporting on these subjects, looking at […]