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Just in time for graduation, a prime job opportunity has come up.
The Seattle Times is now accepting applications for a 3-year reporting residency position:
The Seattle Times has an opening for a three-year reporting resident designed for beginning journalists with some professional experience. The program gives journalists a range of newsroom experiences, plus on-the-job training and development. Weâ€™re looking for someone whoâ€™s shown an ability to find and break news, write engaging feature and enterprise stories, and shown a passion for watchdog journalism. Strong digital and multimedia skills are a plus.
Residents will receive a development plan and regular feedback, and be assigned a mentor.
Applicants must have graduated by the time the residency begins. Applicants must have had some successful internships at news organizations and/or a year or two professional experience at daily newspapers or other media organizations. Applicants must have a car.
IfÂ youâ€™re interested, please submit a cover letter, resume, the names of three references familiar with your work and 5 – 10 samples of your reporting workÂ Applicants must have a car. Please post your application materials to the following site:Â https://www.smartrecruiters.com/seattletimescompany
The Seattle Times is a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper, recognized as one of the best in the country. At The Seattle Times, your work matters. We are a family-owned-and-operated company, dedicated to the community we serve. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. The Times is a drug-free workplace and equal opportunity employer.Â Learn more about our company at seattletimescompany.com.
This position, which is aimed at those with less than 2 years of experience, has been a career jumping-off point for severalÂ AAJA Seattle members including past AAJA National President Sharon Chan. She is a good source for any questions andÂ can be reached at email@example.com.
Chan recommends applying for the position by May 6.
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Summer internships are a great way to practice journalism and learn the ins and outs of newsrooms today. Problem is, many internships these days don’t pay — or they don’t pay enough for interns to cover their basic living expenses.
AAJA awards Stanford Chen internship grants to help defray those expenses. The grant provides $1,750 to a college student who is an intern at small- to medium-size media.
This year’s application deadline is May 2. Download an application at aaja.org.
Stanford Chen was a California-born city boy who was introduced to journalism by working on his high school newspaper at Oakland Tech. After graduating with a journalism degree from Indiana University, Stanâ€™s professional career began at The Bellingham, Wash., Herald. From there he moved to the Daily Journal of Commerce, a business publication in Portland, Ore., as its editor before landing at The Oregonian, Oregonâ€™s largest metropolitan daily. Stan could do anything journalistically, and he frequently was ahead of trends: At The Herald he wrote an environmental column, long before the environment became front-page news; he also was the paperâ€™s sports editor, copy editor and photographer. At The Oregonian, he started as a part-time copy editor, soon was hired full time, doing night page makeup, then became deputy editor of the Forum editorial section before returning to his real love, reporting. He remained a reporter even after he was stricken with cancer. He died in 1999 at the age of 51.Â (Source: AAJA)
Learn more about Stanford Chen at AAJA.org.
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Mix and mingle with members and supporters of AAJA starting at 6 p.m. this Thursday at Amber Restaurant & Lounge in Belltown at 2214 1st Avenue.
Connect with local journalists
Find out about upcoming AAJA events
Hear what journalists are doing outside of the newsroom
This event is FREE. Get your ticket at EventBrite.com: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1469317769/
Got a burning industry question you want us to discuss? Send your question to Caroline at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll try to address it at the mixer.
Help us continue to host free events by supporting AAJA through membership (you do not need to be an employed journalist to become a member).
Register/Renew your membership today!
AAJA is a national organization that supports diversity in the media. AAJA’s Seattle chapter is a strong and active chapter. We encourage members and supporters to register/renew their membership by the MARCH 30TH and look forward to seeing you throughout the year!
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The Year of the Rabbit is underway. And that means time to renew your membership! Our 2011 membership drive is on and runs through the end of March.
If you’re wondering whether you are current on your membership, just look in the far right-bottom corner for a list of chapter members in good standing. The list is current as of Feb. 11, 2011.
To renew your membership or join us for the first time, please visit aaja.org/membership.
We had a memorable Lunar New Year Banquet at the Tea House in Renton. More than 65 people attended our annual fundraiser, including members of the Seattle Glee Club — courtesy of AAJA member Athima Chansanchai (thank you).
And our karaoke contest featured several brave souls, including Candace Heckman’s daughter Evelyn singing “Yellow Submarine,” David Boardman with “All the Way,” Karen Gaudette Brewer and Athima with “Son of a Preacher,” and Sanjay Bhatt with “Brown Eyed Girl.” Of course, Evelyn stole the show, winning the karaoke contest. Way to go, Evelyn!
Our Silent Auction, in addition to dinner ticket sales, raised more than $2,000 in funds for the chapter’s programs and operations. Many thanks to all the donors. Our youngest donor was Peter Sessum’s daughter, Anna, who blogs on cooking and donated a home-cooked dinner.
Check back here later in the week for photos, courtesy of student member Ava Van, who runs her own photography business. Thank you, Ava!
We’ve got some cool plans for 2011. Your membership is a vote of confidence in AAJA’s mission to sustain diversity from newsrooms to boardrooms in the media industry. Your chapter is what you make of it, so if you have ideas for programs or events, please e-mail us at email@example.com.
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Chapter Presidentâ€™s Report
Happy holidays! As 2010 draws to a close,Â our chapter hasÂ many accomplishments to celebrate this year. It’s also that time of yearÂ to renew your membership and make a tax-deductible donation.
The chapter is blessed with a dedicated core of active members who see the value of this community. Our mission is to inspire the next generation of journalists, promote diversity and support media entrepreneurship. We focused our resources in 2010 on outreach, training and mentoring â€“ and you responded.
Our membership increased from about 80 members in 2009 to more than 100 members in 2010. More students are joining our chapter, as are non-traditional journalists, such as Alex Stonehill, co-founder of the Common Language Project and our keynote speaker at our Lunar New Year Banquet & Silent Auction.
Last yearâ€™s Lunar New Year fund-raiser at Tea Palace set a new attendance record, with more than 70 attendees. The chapter board was so pleased with the turnout, weâ€™ve decided to hold our 2011 event there on Jan. 29. Save the date!
One of our key strategies in 2010 was partnering with other organizations to broaden our reach and expand local benefits to members.
The boards of SPJ Western Washington and AAJA Seattle agreed to offer each groupâ€™s members reciprocal rates on events to increase attendance and diversity. That gave our AAJA Seattle members access to SPJâ€™s fall training series and freelancerâ€™s workshop at SPJ member rates.
AAJA Seattle also signed a partnership agreement with 911 Media, a non-profit provider of multimedia training, which provided our members with discounted rates and fellowships for students and professionals. Our first recipient of the fellowship was Carina del Rosario, a freelance photographer, who applied the fellowship toward a class in audio recording.
And our chapter collaborated with other local journalism organizations to broaden our reach and relevance: We provided financial or in-kind support to three regional conferences â€“ Journalism That Matters, SPJ Regional Conference, and the Northwest Video Workshop.
We also provided financial and in-kind support to the newly launched Sea Beez ethnic media consortium, and the William O. Douglas SPJ chapter in co-hosting a â€œChoppy Watersâ€ workshop for students at Central Washington University.
Finally, we collaborated with the Seattle chapter of the National Association of Asian-American Professionals (NAAAP) on two of their events and promoted the kickoff event of the local chapter of Hacks/Hackers, a journalism innovation group.
Speaking of innovation, our AAJA Seattle chapter held our inaugural Innovation Salon at the Seattle Art Museum in May. The classy event at SAMâ€™s TASTE restaurant offered attendees appetizers, wine and tips on Twitter. We plan to hold another Innovation Salon in 2011. Stay tuned.
Acting on another strategic priority, the chapter this year stepped up its efforts to support the next generation of journalists: We held two student pizza nights (including a multimedia journalism night at the UW), judged student work at the Washington Journalism Education Association state conference and awarded four Northwest Journalists of Color scholarships and two Founders scholarships.
Three of ourÂ scholarship winners attended the AAJA National Convention and blogged about their experiences. Read what Peter Sessum, Mary Pauline Diaz and Katelin Chow wrote.
And after returning fromÂ a fantastic AAJA National Convention in Los Angeles, Â we held an end-of-summer potluck in West Seattle’s Lincoln Park.
We also elected new officers for 2011. Here are your officers for next year:
President: Sanjay Bhatt, reporter, The Seattle Times
VP, Events: Caroline Li, editor, EarthWalkers.com
VP, Programs: Owen Lei, reporter, KING 5
Treasurer: Mai Hoang, reporter, The Yakima Herald-Republic
Secretary: Venice Buhain, editor, Bellevue Patch
As you know, our National Board Representative Athima Chansanchai was elected to AAJA National Secretary to fill the remaining term of Doris Truong, who was elected AAJA National President. The chapter board is discussing its next step to fill Timaâ€™s seat for the remainder of her term.
Speaking of national AAJA affairs, it’s been aÂ challenging year. Fiscal crises threatened AAJA’s future, and all chapters, including ours, gave funds to stabilize the organization.
We can all be proud of our AAJA National President Sharon Chan and AAJA National Treasurer Candace Heckman for steering the national organization through the crisis and making tough decisions. Today AAJAÂ has a strong executive director and is on steadier fiscal ground.
And in what could become an annual tradition, Sharon, Candace and Seattle Times Executive Editor David Boardman, who is also an AAJA Seattle member,Â organized an all-mediaÂ Holiday Scoop party at Nectar that benefitted the Northwest Journalists of Color scholarship endowment.
I’d like to thank everyone who helped support the chapter in accomplishing its goals this year. Our event chairs deserve huge kudos: Caroline Li (Lunar New Year Banquet), Nicole Tsong andÂ Mai Hoang (student workshops), Mai HoangÂ and Venice Buhain (scholarship application and judging),Â Karen Johnson (innovation salon),Â and Naomi Ishisaka (scholarships reception).
Our AAJA Seattle community is strong. We canÂ meet any challenge byÂ working together. Our continued success rests on your support, so please renew your membership, bring a colleague to our events and tell us how youâ€™d like to get involved!
If youâ€™re not already, I encourage you to follow us @aajaseattle on Twitter, join our Facebook group and check us out at aajaseattle.org.
I wish you and yours a memorable holiday season and prosperity in the New Year!
President, AAJA Seattle chapter
Reporter, The Seattle Times
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