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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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DIS/ORIENT/ED Comedy Tour coming to Seattle area on March 16

Coming to the Renton Civic Theatre on March 16!

Coming to the Renton Civic Theatre on March 16!

AAJA Seattle is sponsoring the DIS/ORIENT/ED Comedy Tour, which will be at the Renton Civic Theatre on March 16. This is the first-ever all female, Asian American standup comedy tour and will provide a showcase for local up-and-coming Asian American female comedians and feature comedians from throughout the country.

Tickets are $18, but if you use discount code ‘AAJASEATTLE‘ by March 9, you can get them for $12. To get your tickets, click here. Group rates are available as well. Email info@disorientedcomedy.com.

The show will feature the following comics:

  • Mona Concepcion (The first & only Chamarro female comic & local favorite)
  • Yola Lu (Bumbershoot, Dis/orient/ed, AAJA Seattle Lunar New Year keynote speaker 2012)
  • Jenny Yang (2012 CA Funniest Female Top 3, Dis/orient/ed)
  • Atsuko Okatsuka (Pretty Funny Women, LittleRock)
  • Aparna Nancherla (Totally Biased w/ W. Kamau Bell)

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AAJA Seattle partners with Seattle Asian American Film Festival to co-present ‘The House of Suh’

AAJA Seattle is partnering with the Seattle Asian American Film Festival (SAAFF) to co-present The House of Suh, which will be screening at 8 p.m. on Jan. 26 at the Tateuchi Story Theatre in the Wing Luke Museum.

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Book launch party for Maureen Francisco set for Jan. 19

Maureen Francisco will be holding a launch party for her new book on Jan. 19 at the Heathman Hotel in Kirkland.

Chapter member Maureen Francisco will be holding a launch party for her new book, It Takes Moxie: Off the Boat, or Out of School, to Making it Your Way in America from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Jan. 19 at the Heathman Hotel, (220 Kirkland Ave. in Kirkland).
About the book and event:
It Takes Moxie features the stories of Dr. Connie Mariano, the White House doctor; Richard Cho, the first Asian- American GM of a major sports franchise; Amy Chua, author of the New York Times Best Seller Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother; Teddy Zee, Executive Producer The Pursuit of Happyness & Life or Something Like That and many more. They all have one thing in common: a refusal to accept “no” for an answer. You’ll meet some of these people at the book launch party. This is an opportunity to network with inspiring people.
The event is free for Ascend members and $20 for non-members. Cost includes mimosas, breakfast, coffee and valet parking. To register and for more information, click here.
Come show your support for Maureen and meet some of the individuals featured in her book!
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Behind the scenes of The Seattle Times’ newest blog

A few weeks ago at The Seattle Times, we launched a new blog called The Today File. Technologically, the blog is a breath of fresh air in our newsroom that — like many traditional newsrooms– deals with a lot of legacy software.

We launched the blog on open-source blogging software WordPress, the very software that runs this blog and millions around the globe. It’s a place for us to break news, be more transparent, be more nimble about coverage, and do cool things on the web quickly.

I recently published a behind-the-scenes post to my personal blog that could be worth a read if you want to set up something similar in your newsroom, or on your own as a freelancer. If you have any questions or would like to learn more, see my post or email me directly! From my blog:

Prior to the launch of The Today File, we had a crime blog, weather blog, politics blog and a ton of other niche-topic blogs. If any other random in-between news broke (traffic, education, general metro), there wasn’t a home for it except as a “full story” i.e. something that originates in our print CMS (CCI) and goes through the standard workflow of being published to the web. It could sometimes take 10 or 15 minutes to get an item up on our site, and it could only be done from within the building.

Not only is this a many-step process, but it’s a print-centric one that doesn’t allow us to easily do things like hyperlinking, dropping in maps, sharing on social media, etc. WordPress, of course, changes all of that.

You can read the full details here.

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