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 […]

Women in Multimedia: A panel discussion re-cap

The Association of Women in Communication (AWC) and SPJ teamed up to host our Women in Multimedia panel last week. We spoke with four talented female journalists about being women in journalism, making our voices heard, diversity, and changes in the media landscape as journalism gets increasingly digital. Our panelists were Corinne Chin and Lauren […]

Speed networking!

Disclaimer: I [the president] am very much aware of how this is mostly just a group of white dudes (-2.5) as mentors, but I assure you I reached out to many others. It just so happened that these mentors were the ones who could fit it into their schedules. I’m sorry it didn’t turn out […]

Women in Multimedia

Join us and the Association of Women in Communications for a panel discussion on women in multimedia. Our panelists will discuss ethics, diversity, making your voice heard, and changes in the media landscape. They will also share advice for student journalists and communications professionals. When: Wednesday, May 24 at 5p.m. Where: The Communications building (CMU) in […]

Recap: Immigration Panel

By Tim Gruver and Kelsey Hamlin We hosted an immigration panel last week featuring professionals working to protect the rights of (un)documented immigrants. Together, we broke down what journalists can improve on when it comes to marginalized voices. The speakers featured Wendi Lindquist, Development and Communications Officer for the Refugee Women’s Alliance; Joaquin Uy, Ethnic […]

Immigration Panel

Join SPJ UW for a refreshing and insightful conversation about immigration in our upcoming panel discussion, created by chapter officer Julia Grace-Sanders. The event will take place this Thursday, May 18, in CMU 126 at 2 o’clock with an impressive roundup of professionals working in immigration, who will offer up their insights on how to best cover […]

Hear from freelance photojournalist, Alex Garland!

For most of his career, Alex Garland has photographed protests, interactions with police, and action. He’s accompanied a good handful of our President’s pieces with South Seattle Emerald, and occasionally writes his own pieces on the Capitol Hill Blog and Seattle Weekly. In addition, Garland bounces between doing professional photography shoots for individuals and maintaining his journalistic work. Last […]