Join us in Vancouver, Sept. 18-19

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AAJA Seattle has partnered with fellow journalists at the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., Vancouver Sun, and University of British Columbia journalism school to bring you a historic meetup on Sept. 18 and 19 in the city that will host the 2010 Winter Olympics.

The purpose of the meeting is to bring together AAJA members from Portland and Seattle and peers in Vancouver who are interested in diversity in journalism.

While we’re there, we plan to tour newsrooms, meet members of the mainstream and ethnic media and participate in a workshop hosted by UBC’s journalism school. A meetup of journalists wouldn’t be complete without a few drinks at a bar after work, so be sure to check back for details on evening excursions.

HOTELS: Once we have an idea of how many people are committed to attending, we can see if a group discount is in order and help coordinate carpools.

PLEASE RSVP no later than Monday, August 24, if you’re seriously interested in attending. Send an email to with “Vancouver” in the subject line. Thank you.

And if you don’t mind, join our AAJA Seattle Facebook group and RSVP on our “AAJA Goes to Vancouver” event page. You’ll receive automatic updates on the event as we finalize the details.

About sbhatt

Sanjay Bhatt jumped into journalism in 1996, landing his first job at The Times Leader, a daily in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. He juggled covering 12 school districts and loved turning out enterprising, investigative pieces. Within a year, he got hired by The Palm Beach Post of West Palm Beach, Fla., where he spent the next six years building a reputation as a top health reporter. The biggest story he covered there was the 2001 anthrax investigation. In 2003, he joined The Seattle Times, where he has examined public schools, neighborhood issues, the economic crisis and local government. He enjoys producing mini-documentaries, trying new ideas online and learning new technologies. View all posts by sbhatt →
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