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AAJA Seattle is teaming up with the University of Washington Communication Leadership program, the Seattle Times and the SPJ Western Washington to host a Social Media One-Night Stand with Sree Sreenivasan, Columbia University’s chief digital officer and CNET News blogger.
The event will be held March 18 at 6 p.m. at The Seattle Times. Tickets are $10. Get them before they’re gone!
We’re excited to help bring this event to Seattle.
Topics Sreenivasan will be discussing include:
- How to deepen your connection with your audience via social media
- New tools you must absolutely know and use
- How to build your personal brand
- How to find, on deadline, specific types of people you need for work
- The best ways to increase your followers, fans, and connections
- How to get the “right” followers, fans, and connections
- Metrics: why you need to understand them and how you can do just that
- Sustainable social media — how to keep from drowning in information and make time to participate efficiently
Sreenivasan has given version of this talk to CNN, NBC, ABC, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Boston Globe, Washington Post, NPR, Mediabistro and others.
He is one of AdAge’s 25 media people to follow on Twitter and one of Poynter’s 35 most influential people in social media. For more on Sreenivasan, click here.
ALL THIS AND LIGHT REFRESHMENTS FOR JUST $10!
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Beyond Google: Exploring the Visible and Invisible Web
MONDAY, MAY 9, 7 p.m., Seattle Times Auditorium
Sponsored by the Western Washington chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Free for SPJ and AAJA members, $10 for non-members. Free pizza included!
Go beyond Google searches and learn to get the most from the Web. This session will cover what reporters, editors and students need to know. From better search techniques to delving into the deep, invisible Web, how to find documents or background people on deadline, track historic content and where to find reliable sites for enterprise stories. The craft of better searching and not wasting time.
- Cheryl Phillips, Seattle Times data enterprise editor and former president of Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE)
- Alex Johnson, reporter, msnbc.com
The Seattle Times is located at 1120 John St., Seattle, WAÂ 98109. Free parking is available in the visitorâ€™s lot across the street.
Please RSVP to Hilary Reeves, email@example.com prior to the class.
See you there!
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THE BASICS OF TRAVEL WRITING
MONDAY, May 2, 7 p.m., Seattle Times auditorium
Learn what it takes these days to make a go of travel writing, get tips on producing compelling travel stories and find out what editors are really looking for â€“
and how to pitch them.
Free for members ofÂ the Society of Professional Journalists and the Asian American Journalists Association. Â $10 for non-members.
Free parking and pizza included.
This program is part of the SPJ’s Spring continuing education series. For all the classes go to http://www.spjwash.org
The Seattle Times is located at 1120 John St., Seattle, in the South Lake Union area. WA 98109. Free parking is available in the visitors lot across John St. from the main entrance.
Please RSVP to Hilary Reeves at hilary.j.reeves.com
Speakers for this seminar:
Paul Frichtl, editor, Alaska Airlines Magazine
Cathy McDonald: freelance writer, author of The Seattle Times’ popular Walkabout column and editor/researcher for Rick Steves
Joe Myxter, travel editor, MSNBC.com
Chris Solomon, who writes for New York Times travel section, Outside, Ski Magazine and other publications
Moderator: Kristin Jackson, a travel writer and editor at The Seattle Times
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AAJA Seattle members Sharon Chan and Karen Johnson are joining forces to hold a kickoff event for Hacks/Hackers Seattle on Nov. 11 at Havana in Capitol Hill.
Come out and show your support and learn about this interesting group!
There will be FREE food from Marination Mobile sponsored by Patch.com!
Hacks/Hackers is a group that was started by former AP bureau chief Burt Herman (now CEO of Storify), Aron Pilhofer of The New York Times, and Richard Gordon of Northwestern Universityâ€™s Medill School of Journalism.
Read a piece Herman wrote about Hacks/Hackers’ origins. Gordon has written on PBS’ MediaShift blog about the first truly national gathering of Hacks/Hackers last spring in San Francisco.
Hacks/Hackers meetups have become common now at national journalism conventions, including at this year’s Investigative Reporters and Editors convention in Las Vegas. (We gathered at the hotel bar, of course.) The group has received sponsorship from the Knight Foundation’s News Challenge and has attracted journalists and technologists from all over the country. Former New York Times reporter and AAJA member Jenny 8. Lee is a key organizer for Hacks/Hackers now.
Hacks/Hackers chapters are forming one by one across the nation, and our own Sharon and Karen have taken the initiative to get the Seattle one off the ground.
Chan, who covers Microsoft for The Seattle Times (and finishing her term this year as AAJA National President), sent out this invitation:
If you’re a journalist who cares about technology and the future of media, you should come. If you’re a technologist who cares about journalism and the future of media, you should come. Journalists call themselves “hacks,” someone who can churn out words in any situation. Hackers use the digital equivalent of duct tape to whip out code. Hacker-journalists try and bridge the two worlds.
Hacks/Hackers Seattle will bring all these people together — those who are working to help people make sense of their world. It’s for hackers exploring technologies to filter and visualize information, and for journalists who use technology to find and tell stories. In the age of information overload, all their work has become even more crucial.
We aim to help members find inspiration and think in new directions, bringing together potential collaborators for projects and new ventures.
RSVP and get your free ticket at http://seattlehackshackers.eventbrite.com.
For more information about Hacks and Hackers check out http://hackshackers.com.
The event is in partnership with AAJA Seattle and the Western Washington Pro chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
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SPJ Western Washington is kicking off its 5th Annual Fall Continuing Education series this month. Thanks to a partnership between the SPJ chapter and AAJA Seattle, our members can attend these workshops for free. Non-members pay $10 per session or $40 for the whole series.
All classes are from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in The Seattle Times auditorium. Pizza and bottled water will be provided.
The Seattle Times is located at 1120 John St., Seattle, WA 98109. Free parking is available in the visitorâ€™s lot across the street.
Seating is limited so RSVP to Hilary Reeves, firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on the Friday prior to the class you plan to attend.
From the SPJ Western Washington website:
Oct. 11 The Portable Journalist: Using smart phones for reporting
The smart phone in your pocket is now your most important mobile reporting tool. Learn about how video stream direct to the web from your phone, maximizing twitter while live streaming, the best iPhone apps for journalism, mapping iPhone photos via rss and other practical advice.
Tiffany Campbell, senior producer, Seattletimes.com
Oct. 18 Branding yourself: Tips on how to stand out in todayâ€™s changing media landscape
Hear how some journalists and their news outlets or social media sites are making themselves stand out in a crowded environment. Learn from the local experts.
Josh Feit, PublicCola
John Cook, TechFlash
Monica Guzman, Intersect
Oct. 25 Improve your photography
A fancy DSLR or a simple camera phone is a tool. It is up to the photographer to understand light, composition, framing, moment, and the ability of a photograph to convey information. Weâ€™ll helps you understand what that tool can do for you.
Josh Trujillo, Seattlepi.com visual journalist
Cliff DesPeaux, Seattle Times visual journalist
Nov. 1 Entrepreneurial journalism: The nuts-and-bolts of starting your own web venture
Learn what it takes create and maintain a journalism web business, with tips on everything from financing to drawing an audience.
Sarah Stuteville, Common Language Project (moderator)
Tracy Record, West Seattle Blog
Caroline Li, Earthwalkermag.com
Michael McCarthy, LocalHealthGuide.com
Nov. 8 Build your own website
Learn how you can use WordPress to quickly get your own website up and running without a ton of technical experience.
Dale Steinke, co-editor of PhinneyWood.com; former Interactive News and Operations Manager at KING 5 TV
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