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Vancouver!

AAJA Seattle drops by the CBC Radio 3 studio.

AAJA gets a tour of a Chinese-language cable TV station.

More better pictures later. More better captions later, too. Off to breakfast.

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AAJA Seattle needs your input. Please vote!

The AAJA Seattle chapter board is considering a change to the local chapter structure. On Sunday, full chapter members will receive a Survey Monkey ballot in their e-mail to vote on this proposed change.

The current board structure is composed of up to six voting members, each serving two-year terms:

  • Co-president for print
  • Co-president for broadcast
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • National Board Rep (two, if the chapter has 100 members at the census which runs every odd year)

The new configuration would be composed of up to seven voting members, each serving two-year terms:

  • President
  • Vice president for member programs (would be responsible for NJC, mentoring, professional workshops)
  • Vice president for events (would be responsible for Lunar New Year, social mixers, and social networking)
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • National Board Rep(s)

The vice presidents would run for two year terms which would be staggered.

The board proposes this change for the long-term stability of the chapter. We believe this change brings our board structure more in line with the boards of other professional associations and other chapters, improves continuity of leadership and increases the transparency of our operations.

But the members have the last word on whether to adopt this change. The ballot will close by Sept. 23. If you didn’t receive a ballot or if you have any questions, please contact Seattle chapter secretary Venice Buhain at vbuhain@theolympian.com or Sanjay Bhatt, co-president for print, at sbhatt@seattletimes.com. Feel free to discuss the proposal in the comments section below!

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AAJA convention scholarship deadline EXTENDED to June 12

We’ve extended the deadline to NOON June 12 for the AAJA Seattle Founder’s Scholarship. AAJA Seattle can help one student pay for registration to the 2009 AAJA National Convention in Boston. Take a break from your summer internship to talk to hiring editors and recruiters at newspapers across the country. It’s a chance to make connections for future internships and jobs. The AAJA convention is also a chance to meet other journalists throughout the country and get inspired in your work and career.

Please apply for the AAJA Seattle Founder’s Scholarship by noon June 12, which is a Friday. To apply, please submit a 500-word statement on what you hope to learn at the conference. Send the statement to AAJA Seattle at aajaseattle@gmail.com with the phrase “Founder’s Scholarship” in the subject line.

The recipient will be responsible for airfare, lodging and any other incidentals. He or she may be able to split a room with another journalist attending the conference. The chapter has members going to the convention who may still be looking for a roommate. This year’s convention is Aug. 12-15.

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Apply for the AAJA Seattle Founder’s Scholarship! (Deadline June 3)

Are you a student who wants to go to the 2009 AAJA National Convention in Boston? We have one convention registration available for students. If you are a student member, please apply for the AAJA Seattle Founder’s Scholarship by June 3.

To apply, please submit a 500-word statement on what you hope to learn at the conference. Send the statement to AAJA Seattle at aajaseattle@gmail.com with the phrase “Founder’s Scholarship” in the subject line. Please also include a two to three sentence biography that states your age, what school you attend and your major, when you plan to graduate and your newspaper, radio, online or TV experience.

The recipient will be responsible for airfare, lodging and any other incidentals. He or she may be able to split a room with another journalist attending the conference. The chapter has members going to the convention who may still be looking for a roommate. This year’s convention is Aug. 12-15.

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