Sean Harding: Journalism is Excellence

I’m grateful for the opportunity the Society of Professional Journalists and the UW Department Communication provided to me and my fellow SPJ members to attend the SPJ/RTNA Excellence in Journalism conference in Baltimore last September. I’ve always liked to say that journalism is my vehicle and ticket to see the world, and the EIJ conference […]


Maddie Coats: Excellence in Journalism

The Excellence in Journalism conference was just that: excellent. I was immediately overwhelmed by the amount of accomplished journalists, mainly from large companies and impressive schools in the East Coast. The conference was comprised of various workshops, breakout sessions, a large career fair and an amazing opening night reception at M&T Bank Stadium. There were […]

SPJUW hosts panel on press hostility

SPJ UW hosted Seattle Times crime reporter Sara Jean Green and freelance photojournalist Alex Garland Monday to discuss press hostility with students as media conditions around the world grow increasingly tense. While Green said she didn’t think she’d ever been truly afraid while reporting, Garland detailed his experience covering May Day protests over the years […]

Introducing the 2018-2019 SPJUW leadership!

Hiu Ching Lee “Yugene” – Social Media Strategist & Photographer Hiu Ching Lee “Yugene” is an international student from Hong Kong and senior majoring in communication and minoring in international studies. She is passionate about feminism, racial equality, and the LGBTQIA+ community. Yugene was a videographer and social media strategist for the Prison Scholar Fund. […]

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, […]