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 […]

Getting work and getting hired: Tips and tricks from professional journalists

Seattle times Investigative reporter Lewis Kamb, freelance journalist Josh Cohen, Tacoma News Tribune reporter Walker Orenstein, and Seattle Met politics reporter Hayat Norimine shared their experiences and best tips for getting work in a gig economy and getting hired. Here are our officer’s takeaways. “The major takeaway I got from this excellent panel discussion was […]