Travis Quezon and Natasha Chen talk to attendees at the 2014 AAJA Seattle Media Access Workshop – Speed Networking. (Photo by AAJA National)
For the second year in a row, AAJA Seattle is offering a Media Access Workshop for nonprofits! Sign up for this free speed networking event with local media professionals. Meet one-on-one with local journalists and media professionals to get advice on how to pitch your stories to news organizations, and how to handle reporters when they come calling.
The event is at The Seattle Times from 9-11:30 a.m. Sunday April 26.
This short workshop will start off with a presentation on best practices for writing press releases and contacting the media. Then, you’ll get a chance to meet one-on-one with a local media professional to ask for advice and get tips on your elevator speech.
So, come with your business cards and your elevator pitch, and be ready to mingle.
Media professionals include:
Janet Tu, reporter, Seattle Times Natasha Chen, reporter, KIRO 7 News Linzi Sheldon, reporter, KIRO 7 News Ethan Chung, editor, 425 Magazine Chris Casquejo, reporter, China Central Television Travis Quezon, editor-in-chief, International Examiner Christina Twu, editor, The Seattle Globalist Mai Hoang, reporter, Yakima Herald Republic Joaquin Uy, communications specialist, Washington Low Income Housing Alliance
Many thanks to The Seattle Times for co-sponsoring the event.
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“Cambodian Son” documents the life of deported poet, Kosal Khiev after receiving the most important performance invitation of his career—to represent the Kingdom of Cambodia at the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Kosal would travel to London having only taken two flights prior: first, as a 1-year-old refugee child whose family fled Cambodia and then as a 32-year-old criminal “alien” forcibly returned to Cambodia in 2011. Armed only with memorized verses, he must face the challenges of being a deportee while navigating his new fame as Phnom Penh’s premiere poet.
The event will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24 at MTHS (21801 44th Ave. W. in Mountlake Terrace), in room 130.
We will be providing information about the NJC Scholarship, which is open to high school seniors in Washington as well as college students who are Washington residents or enrolled in a college or university in Washington and pursuing journalism.
AAJA Seattle administers the scholarship and we are currently accepting applications through May 3. I have attached a PDF of the application, but an online version is also available on our chapter website at www.aajaseattle.org/scholarships(online applications are preferred).
The well-known and well-regarded Investigative Reporters (IRE) and Editors are great friends of AAJA. In fact, thanks to a recent partnership, IRE and AAJA members were able to attend each others’ conferences in 2014 at member rates!
So it’s a pleasure for our chapter to support a new Seattle-area branch of the investigative reporting organization.
The new branch will have its first mixer on Jan. 21 at The Diller Room, 1224 First Ave., Seattle. Besides mingling with journalists and learning more about IRE, attendees will also get to drink a special mixed beverage for the event, The Watchdog.
We’re getting everyone together in November to watch Fast Company, a production from local Asian American theater group, Pork Filled Productions.
join us before the show for Happy Hour and more!
*******Use the AAJA discount code “SEA10AAJA” for your $10 tickets
(General Admissions Tickets without discount are $15)********
Please choose the date Nov 8 from the dropdown to activate the coupon code.
Happy Half Hour 7:00 – 7:30 pm.
(Half of regular happy hour prices on drinks)
Doors – 7:30
Show – 8 pm
ABOUT FAST COMPANY
The Northwest premiere of Fast Company by Carla Ching, directed by Amy Poisson (These Streets, The Clockwork Professor), at the Theatre Off Jackson (409 7th Ave. S., Seattle), November 1 to 22, 2014.
Meet the Kwans: a Chinese American family of expert con artists, grifters and thieves. But when daughter Blue masterminds the job of the decade stealing the world’s most valuable comic book, it might just spell disaster for the whole family, including her brothers Francis and H and their mother Mable. Pitting new game theory against old-school cons, truth against illusion and family bonds against betrayal, it’s a race to see who will come out on top in this fun, stylish crime caper.
Pork Filled Productions is the theatre offshoot of the veteran sketch comedy group, the Pork Filled Players. PFP is home for Asian American theatre artists who crave creating new works that stretch the boundaries of Asian American theatre. PFP shows reflect the imagination and creativity of modern Asian American artists, including steampunk adventures (The Clockwork Professor by Maggie Lee) supernatural comedies (Big Hunk o’ Burnin’ Love by Prince Gomolvilas), mistaken race farces (Yellow Face by David Henry Hwang), and yes, even Kung-fu zombie Shakespeare (Living Dead in Denmark by Qui Nguyen). For more information, visit http://www.porkfilled.com
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