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AAJA Seattle summer picnic on Saturday

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Come celebrate the summer (what’s left of it) this Saturday at Lincoln Park in West Seattle. The picnic starts at noon and runs the afternoon.

VP of Events Caroline Li is organizing this event.

WHERE DO WE MEET?
Lincoln Park, shelter 2 area tables 23-26 (but we don’t have the shelter, just the grill that is near the tables) See map, http://www.seattle.gov/parks/_images/maps/picnics/Lincoln1-2.pdf

WHAT ARE YOU BRINGING TO THE POTLUCK?
Please jot it down on this Google Docs.

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RSVP for AAJA dim sum, July 9

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Come eat, talk and eat some more at our next chapter business meeting! Help shape the chapter’s programs and get some cool swag.

WHEN: 10:30 am – Noon, Saturday, July 9
WHERE: Bamboo Village, 4900 Stone Way N., Wallingford (Seattle)

We’ll be discussing the chapter’s plans for the summer and fall, as well as board elections and the National Convention. We welcome your ideas and involvement in our mission to support the next generation of journalists.

Please RSVP by 5 pm FRIDAY to Sanjay Bhatt, sbhatt@seattletimes.com. Thanks!

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VIP Reception for Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan after her appearance at Elliott Bay Books, June 10

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Join AAJA New York member and author Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and longtime AAJA Seattle member Terry Tazioli, host of TVW’s “Author Hour,” for a conversation about food and family in her tantalizing memoir “A Tiger in the Kitchen” at Elliott Bay Book Co., and then come to a VIP private reception/fundraiser at Tazioli’s home!

Conversation: 8 p.m. on Friday, June 10

Location: Elliott Bay Book Co., 1521 10th Avenue, Seattle (Capitol Hill neighborhood)

Based in New York, Cheryl is a freelance journalist who has worked for the Wall Street Journal, InStyle magazine and the Baltimore Sun. She has given much back to AAJA as a longtime former AAJA Governing Board member.

After growing up in the most food-obsessed city in the world, Cheryl left home and family at eighteen for America to pursue her dream of becoming a journalist. (It was proof of the rebelliousness of daughters born in the Year of the Tiger.)

But as a thirtysomething fashion writer in New York, she felt the Singaporean dishes that defined her childhood beginning to call her back. Was it too late to learn the secrets of her grandmothers’ and aunties’ kitchens, as well as the tumultuous family history that had kept them hidden before? In her quest to recreate the dishes of her native Singapore by cooking with her family, Cheryl learned not only cherished recipes but long-buried stories of past generations.

If you liked “Eat Pray Love” or you have noshed at Malay Satay Hut in Seattle, you will devour Cheryl’s book. You can check out her blog at http://atigerinthekitchen.com and follow Cheryl on Twitter @cheryltan88.

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A VIP reception with author and AAJA member Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan

Friday, June 10, 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Location: The Leschi home of Terry Tazioli, host of TVW’s “Author Hour”

We’ll be eating late-night snacks with Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan at a VIP reception immediately after her book reading at Elliott Bay Book Co. In Singapore, we call the midnight snack siew yeh. You’re invited to siew yeh with Cheryl after her reading Friday!

You’ll get personalized cooking tips from Cheryl and the New York Fashion Week style forecast straight from the one-time InStyle magazine editor.

All attendees will receive a signed copy of a new special recipe designed for Seattle foodies by Cheryl that is not in her book. You’ll also be able to purchase autographed copies of her new book at the reception.

It’s all for a great cause. Proceeds from the reception will benefit the Founders Scholarship program for the nonprofit Asian American Journalists Association Seattle Chapter.

We will also be selling tickets at Cheryl’s book reading at Elliott Bay Book Co. at 8 p.m. on June 10.

Buy your tickets today from Brown Paper Tickets!  AAJA members get in for $25. Non-AAJA members pay $40. These prices do not include Brown Paper Tickets’ service charge.

Any time in June: Buy your copy of “A Tiger in the Kitchen” by AAJA member Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan from Elliott Bay Book Co. in June and the store will donate 10 percent of sales proceeds for the book to the AAJA Seattle Founders Scholarship!

You don’t need to live in Seattle to take advantage of this offer. You can order a copy of Cheryl’s book by mail from Elliott Bay and she will sign it for you while she is in Seattle on June 10! To order, call 206-624-6600 or email orders@elliottbaybook.com

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Dorothy Parvaz, former Seattle P-I writer, missing in Syria

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One of our own, Dorothy Parvaz, a former Seattle Post-Intelligencer writer and AAJA Seattle member who joined Al Jazeera in 2010, is missing in Syria.

Some suspect she has been detained by Syrian authorities. This could be a fast-changing situation, so please tweet updates using hashtag #FreeDorothy.

Al Jazeera has demanded her return safely. She left Qatar on Friday for Syria to help cover events taking place there. Al Jazeera reports there has been no contact with the 39-year-old since she disembarked from a Qatar Airways flight in Damascus.

An Al Jazeera spokesman said: “We are concerned for Dorothy’s safety and wellbeing. We are requesting full cooperation from the Syrian authorities to determine how she was processed at the airport and what her current location is. We want her returned to us immediately.”

Read more from Al Jazeera here: http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/05/20115211460620208.html

Some of you know Dorothy well, while others may only have read her byline. I pray she is safe and will come back to her colleagues as soon as possible.

I’m in touch with the Committee to Protect Journalists and monitoring this to see how AAJA Seattle might offer constructive support. We will continue to post updates as we receive more information.

On Twitter, some AAJA members already have begun to call on the Syrian government to release Dorothy. Hashtag is #FreeDorothy.

Former colleague Larry Johnson advises:
“She’s been missing since Friday. Everyone should contact the Syrian embassy in Washington, D.C. Calls are best, emails help. We need to do this now!” he wrote to P-I Help Google group.

Marsha Milroy provided contact info:

http://www.syrianembassy.us/

The Embassy Main Line (202) 232-6316 And their press office: as1@syrembassy.net; 202-232-6313 x139

I will be crafting a letter on behalf of AAJA Seattle to the Syrian embassy.

In unity,

Sanjay Bhatt
President, AAJA Seattle
Reporter, The Seattle Times

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EARLY CAREER JOB OPENING: 3-year reporting residency at The Seattle Times

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. We’re looking for someone who’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.

If  you’re interested, please submit a cover letter, resume, the names of three references familiar with your work and 5 – 10 samples of your reporting work  Applicants must have a car. Please post your application materials to the following site:  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.  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 several  AAJA Seattle members including past AAJA National President Sharon Chan. She is a good source for any questions and  can be reached at schan@seattletimes.com.

Chan recommends applying for the position by May 6.

 

 

 

 

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