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Media mentors needed at Ashoka Seattle’s Tech Start event on Saturday!

Ashoka Seattle is doing a Tech Start for college and high school students, Saturday, Oct. 12 and is looking for news media people to serve as mentors.

Here are the details:

Who: Young people (ages 16-24)
What: Engage with young changemakers as they design a high-fidelity mobile app to solve a social issue.
Where: Impact Hub Seattle, 220 2nd Ave S., Seattle
When: October 12, 9am-4pm

For more information about Ashoka Seattle’s mission, vision and approach, click here.

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Convention stipend available for one student through AAJA-D.C.

For any students out there who would like to attend next month’s convention in New York, the AAJA D.C. chapter has one stipend for a student member available. The stipend will cover the cost of registration for the national convention next month.

To apply, please submit your résumé and include a statement (500 words max) answering the following questions:

1. What do you hope to gain from your experience at this year’s convention?
2. Describe your involvement with AAJA.

*All recipients will be asked to submit a brief summary of their experiences for our website.

Please email your applications by Friday, July 26, 5 p.m. eastern time, to Seung Min Kim: skim@politico.com.

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Northwest Journalists of Color Scholarship Reception is June 4!

NJCThis year’s Northwest Journalists of Color Scholarship reception will be from 6-8 p.m. on June 4 at KING 5 (333 Dexter Ave. N. in Seattle).

Doors open at 6 pm. Light food provided by Pho Bac and non-alcoholic drinks will be served.

The program will start just after 6:30 pm and wrap up by 8 pm.

Five aspiring college journalists will receive scholarships from the Northwest Journalists of Color, a consortium of four minority journalist groups in Washington State. The 2013 recipients include Western Washington University students: Joella Charis Ortega, Charmaine Riley, Elyse Tan, and Seattle University student, Holly Martinez. Joseph Park from Highline Community College will be awarded the Founder’s Scholarship, which covers a student registration for the 2013 AAJA National Convention in New York City.

The Seattle Association of Black Journalists (SABJ) will ask be awarding their Patricia Fisher Endowment Scholarship at the reception.

Mónica Guzmán, a digital life columnist for The Seattle Times and Northwest tech news site GeekWire, will be the keynote speaker for the evening.

This year’s sponsor is Comcast_COLOR BLK_Horizontal, who will be presenting the Comcast Multimedia Scholarship to one of the NJC winners.

In attendance will be the scholarship winners’ family and friends, as well as news executives and journalists from the local community and this year’s NJC Scholarship judges: Brent Champaco (Gig Harbor Patch.com), Sonya Green (KBCS FM), Melissa Santos, (The Olympian) Christina Twu (International Examiner) and Lori Matsukawa (KING5 TV).

Come enjoy food and drink, meet this year’s Northwest Journalists of Color scholarship winners and support the future generation of storytellers.

For more information and to RSVP for the event, click here.

 

 

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Dim Sum Saturday is set for March 30

Our next Dim Sum Saturday will be March 30.

Our next Dim Sum Saturday will be March 30.

Our next Dim Sum Saturday event will be at 10:30 a.m. on March 30.

We’re meeting at Tea Garden, 708 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, in the International District/Judkins Park area.

Meet your fellow AAJA Seattle members for casual chat and a good time over dim sum. The more, the merrier — friends, co-workers, former co-workers, significant others and kids more than welcome.

As usual, we’ll all split the check. Dim sum typically runs about $10-$15 per person.

Please RSVP on Facebook so we can keep a rough headcount and know how big of a table to reserve. Hope to see you there!

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Tonight’s Social Media One-Night Stand with Sree Sreenivasan moved to UW

Sree Sreenivasan

Sree Sreenivasan

Tonight’s Social Media One-Night Stand with Sree Sreenivasan event has been moved from the Seattle Times to the Lyceum (former auditorium) in the Husky Union Building (HUB) at the University of Washington.

AAJA Seattle is teaming up with the University of Washington Communication Leadership program, the Seattle Times and theSPJ Western Washington to host a Social Media One-Night Stand with Sree SreenivasanColumbia University’s chief digital officer and CNET News blogger.

UPDATE: TICKETS ARE BACK ON SALE! TO PURCHASE YOURS, CLICK HERE.

We’re excited to help bring this event to Seattle.

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