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Venice Buhain and KJ Hiramoto elected chapter president and secretary

The election results are in, so please join us in congratulating Venice Buhain and KJ Hiramoto as our incoming president and secretary!
They both will be serving two-year terms, beginning January 2016.
Venice Buhain has been a member of AAJA Seattle since 2000. She is the news editor at The Seattle Globalist, and has worked at TVW, Patch, The Olympian, The Daily News in Longview and the Eastside Journal in Bellevue.
As chapter president, she plans to focus on bringing in new members and early career journalists, building programs that speak to the needs of mid-career journalists and finding ways to keep our chapter members engaged locally and with national programs. Venice’s past experience includes serving as the chapter’s national advisory board member this past year and chapter secretary from 2008-11 and helping to organize the 2014 and 2015 AAJA Seattle Media Access Workshops and Chef Showcases.
KJ Hiramoto is a recent addition to AAJA Seattle and recent graduate of the University of Washington. He is interested in pursuing a career in the social media side of journalism down the line and sees serving as chapter secretary and getting a chance to run the chapter’s social media pages will prove to be a invaluable experience.
Also being a young journalist, KJ said he could always use some indirect training in being a better organizer and fast-paced worker by having to juggle between  jobs, conference calls and projects being run by our chapter.
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AAJA Seattle board elections are here!

It’s time for the chapter to elect new board members for 2016!

There are four seats up for election, all of which are two-year terms, effective Jan. 1, 2016:

  • President
  • Secretary
  • Vice President of Programming
  • National Board Representative

Serving on the chapter board is an important way for you to demonstrate your leadership (a key skill many employers look for), give back to this organization and support your fellow members.

Chapter Secretary Samantha Pak will oversee our elections, which will be from Sept. 20-26. Our national office will receive the names of our 2016 chapter board members by Nov. 1. Continue reading →

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Get your tickets today for AAJA Seattle’s Chef Showcase at the Columbia Tower Club

AAJA Seattle Chef Showcase at Columbia Tower Club

AAJA Seattle Chef Showcase at Columbia Tower Club

Do you have your tickets for the 2015 AAJA Seattle Chef Showcase?

We’re hosting this great event for the second year in a row on Aug. 10 at Columbia Tower Club. Members of AAJA Seattle and SPJ can get their tickets for $30 — that’s half the price of door tickets — through July 31 Aug. 3.

This year, our featured chefs are:

  • Garrett Doherty of Kraken Congee
  • Prometheus Brown and Chera Amlag of Food & Sh*t
  • Edouardo Jordan of Salare
  • Yenvy Pham of Pho Bac

Tickets

$30 for AAJA and SPJ members through July 31 extended to Aug. 3.
$40 for Columbia Tower Club Members
$50 for general public tickets purchased in advance.
$60 at the door

Advance ticket sales close at 5 p.m. Aug. 10.

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Renew or join AAJA and enter to win tickets to our Chefs Showcase or 30th Anniversary Gala!

Have you renewed your membership for 2015?
AAJA Seattle will be having a giveaway for one pair of tickets for our Chefs Showcase on Aug. 10, as well as our 30th Anniversary Gala on Nov. 14. The two winners will be randomly selected from our chapter membership list as of June 30.
So if you want to be in the running, make sure to renew your membership for 2015!
Not sure of your membership is up to date? Contact secretary Samantha Pak at sammipak @ gmail. com.
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Justice fellow position open at Grist

Grist, a website for green news, is currently looking for a justice fellow to join the edit team.

The justice fellow will primarily cover equality issues within the environmental movement. Grist alum Brentin Mock has done model work in this field.

Candidates are likely early-career journalists. The justice fellow will also have the option to work remotely.

Here’s a link to the fellowship description and application requirements: grist.org/fellowships

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