Category Archives: Students
In today’s recovering job market, I know firsthand as a recent graduate how competitive the news industry has been. So it is great to hear how fellow AAJA Seattle student members are still able to land opportunities in journalism.
Rachel Solomon is a print reporter turned radio broadcast journalist who was recently hired as a morning news producer for 97.3 KIRO FM.
Solomon received a Bachelorâ€™s in Communication from the University of Washington in June where she spent time writing for the collegeâ€™s student newspaper, The Daily. Her interest in radio led Solomon to produce a monthly This American Life-inspired radio podcat focusing on campus-life.
Her work has ended up in The Seattle Times, National Native News, KUOW, KPLU and KPBCS.
Listen to episodes of Solomon’s program â€œThe Bark & The Bite” online.
Joanna Nolasco snagged an internship this summer at The Oregonian covering Washington County news after spending six months interning for The Seattle Times.
Nolasco was the recipient of the 2011 Northwest Journalists of Color Scholarship. The NJC scholarship program awards students in Washington state demonstrating talent and commitment in journalism.
She has also interned for The Cambodia Daily in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in the summer of 2010.
Nolasco studies Journalism and Political Science at the University of Washington and is expected to graduate in 2012.
Posted in Members
Comments Off on AAJA Seattle student summer updates
Jay Maebori, the 2011 Washington Teacher of the Year, is a NJC alumni and Kentwood High School journalism teacher. He was celebrated in September at an event at the Experience Music Project (read about it here in the Northwest Asian Weekly), but look who is just behind Pres. Obama when the White House hosted the National Teacher of the Year Award.
Watch: National Teacher of the Year Speech
(Spotted from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction Webpage.)
Posted in News
Comments Off on NJC Almnus Represents Washington At National Teacher of the Year Celebration
Thanh Tan is the keynote speaker for this year’s Northwest Journalists of Color awards reception, which will be June 7 at KING TV.
Get your free tickets at EventBrite!
The reception,Â which marksÂ the 25th anniversary of AAJA Seattle’s flagship program, brings Thanh Tan from Austin, Texas, to share her experiences with this year’s scholarship winners.
Tan, a three-time NJC scholarship winner, is a multimedia reporter/producer for The Texas Tribune.
She previously worked at Idaho Public Television, a PBS station that serves a statewide audience.
While there, she was an Emmy award-winning producer/reporter/host for the longest-running legislative public affairs program in the West, Idaho Reports, moderator of The Idaho Debates, and a writer/producer for the flagship series Outdoor Idaho.
Prior to joining IdahoPTV, she was a general assignment reporter at the ABC affiliate in Portland, OR and a political reporter for KBCI-TV in Boise, ID. Her work has also appeared on the PBS NewsHour and This American Life.
She graduated with honors from the University of Southern California with degrees in International Relations and Broadcast Journalism.
Posted in Events
Tagged AAJA Seattle
, web 2.0
Comments Off on Thanh Tan of The Texas Tribune headlines this year’s NJC scholarship reception
SAVE THE DATE!
On June 7, KING will host AAJA Seattle’s Northwest Journalists of Color scholarship reception. Mark your calendars now.
Each year the scholarship recognizes talented young incoming and existing college students from Washington state who have their sights set on a career in journalism. AAJA Seattle has awarded scholarships to more than 120 students, who have gone on to work for The Seattle Times, The Los Angeles Times, CBS News and Sony Pictures, among other places.
Posted in Events
Comments Off on June 7: Northwest Journalists of Color scholarship reception
← Older posts
Newer posts →
Time’s almost up!Â Â The deadline is May 1, 2011.Â (Postmarked by that date is fine)
Don’t put it off!! Last year we awarded four students with more than $2500 in scholarships and stipends.Â Â
Three scholarships are available:
Northwest Journalists of Color Scholarship:Â Awards up to $2,500 in scholarship money to students who intend to pursue careers in journalism.Â Other eligibility:Â Either you’re a WA resident heading to college, or a college student in WA.Â That’s it.
Foundersâ€™ Scholarship: Covers a student registration fee for the 2011 AAJA National Convention, which is Aug. 10-13 in Detroit.Â A small stipend for travel and accommodations also is available.Â Eligibility:Â You are, or will become,Â a student member of AAJA. For more information about the convention, click here.
AAJA Seattle/911 Media Arts Student Scholarship:Â We’re awarding two scholarships to AAJA Seattle student members for up to $400 in class costs, lab and rental fees at the 911 Media Arts Center in Seattleâ€™s University District.
Click here to download a copy of the application. For more information contact scholarship chair Owen Lei at email@example.com.
Again the deadline in May 1!Â Here’s where you send your applications!
AAJA Seattle Scholarships
c/o Owen Lei, KING-TV
333 Dexter Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
Posted in Convention
Comments Off on One week left! NJC DEADLINE is May 1st.