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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

ICYMI: #JournalismSoWhite

In Town Hall Seattle Tuesday night, people flocked to hear a panel of journalists discuss the issues around diversity, newsroom representation, and reporting. Panelists at the event were: Enrique Cerna from KCTS Reagan Jackson from South Seattle Emerald and The Seattle Globalist Tyrone Beason from Pacific Northwest Magazine and The Seattle Times Venice Buhain from The […]

A look at journalism graduate Brie Ripley’s documentary project, ‘Tie My Tubes’

Brie Ripley is a Seattle radio journalist who works as a Digital Media Associate for Town Hall Seattle and freelances for KUOW. In fall 2015, the same quarter she graduated from the UW with a journalism degree, Brie Ripley received the Pat Cranston Student Creativity Endowed Fund. She decided to create a radio documentary about the […]

J-School in a night: SPJ W. Washington presents a crash course in journalism

SPJ Western Washington held a two hour crash course in journalism on February 11, with sessions on ethics, pitching, photography and story structure, open to all levels of experience. The sessions were taught by a panel of local journalists, writers and photographers.