Events and opportunities coming up this Spring…

So many SPJ events, so little time. Get the full rundown below. Plus, info on an internship opportunity with Grist!


April 12 at 7 p.m.
A panel discussion focusing on the state of journalism today, and the unique challenges faced by women and journalists of color in the industry. Presented in partnership with the Society of Professional Journalists of Western Washington, the South Seattle Emerald, YES! Magazine, Crosscut and The Seattle Globalist. (Free, but you must reserve a ticket!)

SPJ Trivia Night in Georgetown
April 21 at 6:30 p.m.
Finally! A chance to utilize your vast wealth of local news knowledge, at the spring edition of Headlines ‘n Deadlines bar trivia at Machine House Brewery in Georgetown. Former two-time Jeopardy champion Glenn Fleishman will host this event. He’s also a veteran tech journalist who has written extensively for The New York Times, The Economist, Wired and Fast Company. Start shaping your team now. Free for SPJ and AAJA members, $10 for all others.

Regional conference and annual awards gala
June 18
From the SPJ Western Washington email: “Save June 18 for our regional conference (sessions and speakers TBA) in the morning and early afternoon, followed by our annual Excellence in Journalism Awards Gala and Silent Auction in the evening! As soon as we have all the details, we’ll let you know!”

Intern at Grist next fall!
Deadline: May 2
Grist is now looking for fall 2016 editorial fellows. The Grist Fellowship Program is an opportunity for early-career journalists to hone their skills at a national news outlet and deepen their knowledge of environmental issues. The fellowship offers exposure to the leading sustainability thinkers and theories of our time, real-world experience at a fast-paced news site, and the occasional scrumptious snacks. Apply at Looking for other internship opportunities? Check out the Communication Departments full listing here.


Note: Many of these events were pulled from the SPJ Western Washington Pro Chapter email. Check them out here:


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