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 […]
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 […]
Kate Schimel is 26 years old, which came as a surprise to many people. It’s not often that college students hear from fellow 20-somethings about how to handle their career prospects, so this Q&A was a pleasant change of pace. High Country News, as Kate explained and as one could gather by reading their content, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Professionals from Amazon, KUOW, Pyramid Communications, Geekwire and WONGDOODY spoke at a panel discussion February 11 on Careers in Media and Communication, hosted by the UW Career Center. The panelists offered advice on finding jobs in media and communications, and talked about how they found their own jobs. KUOW and Geekwire were the only strictly journalistic companies […]