SPJ speed date: Students tour The Seattle Times, meet with mentors

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Don Shelton, sports editor for The Seattle Times, leads a newsroom tour before students meet with mentors in a speed-dating-style networking event.

Nearly 20 journalism students on Wednesday toured The Seattle Times and met with local professionals during SPJ speed date, co-hosted by the Western Washington Pro and University of Washington student chapters.

Don Shelton, sports editor for The Seattle Times, showed students around the newsroom before a speed-dating-style networking event with mentors who shared career development advice.

Big thanks to mentors: Athima Chansanchai of Microsoft; Berit Anderson, managing editor of Crosscut; Danielle Leigh, anchor and reporter for KING; Erika Schultz, photographer for The Seattle Times; Evan Bush, marijuana reporter and social media editor for The Seattle Times; Matthew Grad, web producer for The Seattle Times and Sara Lerner, reporter for KUOW.

Photos, more from SPJ speed date.

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