The X Factor June 22nd, 2017

Need a copy of your award?

By Ethan Chung

Would you like a copy of your Northwest Excellence in Journalism award? Newsrooms and individuals can purchase additional awards from our vendor, Athletic Awards, directly.

Contact Tim Shore via email, or call him at(206) 624-3995.  Continue reading


Journalism and the World June 21st, 2017

How Comics Empowered Me

By Dhruti Shah

I read a lot of comic books when I was a kid and it’s fair to say that they influenced my decision to become a journalist. Continue reading


Code Words June 17th, 2017

Deafening Chaos: NBC’s Upcoming Interview

By Andrew Seaman

Screenshot of Megyn Kelly’s Twitter feed.

The chaos surrounding NBC’s upcoming interview between one of its journalists and a well-known liar and conspiracy theorist is now at a level that should make the network rethink its decision to broadcast the conversation. Continue reading


Code Words June 12th, 2017

Is It Ethical to Interview People Who Cause Harm?

By Andrew Seaman

Screenshot of Megyn Kelly’s Twitter feed.

People are calling on NBC to forgo showing an upcoming interview between its journalist and a well-known conspiracy theorist.

Megyn Kelly posted a teaser on Twitter Sunday night to promote her upcoming interview with Alex Jones, a well-known conspiracy theorist. Continue reading


Net Worked June 11th, 2017

The pros of verifying

By Alex Veeneman

Twitter has become important for disseminating information, but you need to make sure its accurate before publishing. (Photo: Pixabay)

Last Thursday, the UK held a general election which saw a hung parliament. Continue reading


Media Coverage of Asylum Does Not Have to be a Part of Its Humanitarian Aspect

By Hebatulhayat Obeidat

A month ago I attended the Nobel Peace Conference in Germany. We were talking about the political situation in the world and the asylum that has become the top priority of the countries of the world. Continue reading


Daring to be Courageous in Work ‘That is Dangerous For Women’

By Jodi Hilton

From childhood I always believed I would be an artist, like many of my relatives. My paternal grandmother was a printmaker, my grandfather, an architect and an amateur bronze sculptor. Continue reading


Code Words June 5th, 2017

Learning From a Leak

By Andrew Seaman

Caught a drip falling from the tap in the kitchen

Journalists and news organizations must work to protect their sources even when no formal promises or agreements are made between the two parties. Continue reading

Call to action to honor slain journalist Javier Vladez

By Dan Kubiske

“The great mistake is to live in Mexico and to be a journalist” — Javier Valdez, in his 2016 book Narcoperiodismo

Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries in the world to be a working journalist.   Continue reading


Breaking the Silence, Empowering Female Journalists Worldwide

By Elle Toussi

“There are two groups of people that are more vulnerable during riots and marches: female police officers and female journalists.”

Last month I was in Washington D.C. Continue reading


Code Words May 31st, 2017

There Is a Role for Public Editors

By Andrew Seaman

SOURCE: Flickr Creative Common

On the same day The New York Times announced a round of buyouts, the paper said it’s also eliminating the position of public editor. Continue reading
Code Words May 10th, 2017

The Press Must Rise to the Challenge

By Andrew Seaman

Photo: Diego Cambiaso

Journalists must be a source of confidence in the United States as allegations are made at the top levels of government.

The press should always be accurate and fair in its work, but certain moments in history require journalists to be beyond meticulous while reporting, composing and disseminating their stories. Continue reading


Encouragement Sees No Borders

By Lynn Walsh

Several weeks ago I spent a week with 70 journalists from more than 50 different countries. We traded stories and frustrations, laughed, cried, debated the future of journalism, discussed the many current conflicts occurring around the world and experienced the welcoming and rich culture of South Korea. Continue reading
SPJ Member Spotlight April 29th, 2017

Congratulations to Colin Donohue and Anthony Hatcher, SPJ’s Members of the Month for April and May

By Susan Stevens

Colin Donohue and Anthony Hatcher at Elon University in North Carolina

Colin Donohue, director of student media and instructor of Communications at Elon University in North Carolina, and Anthony Hatcher, associate professor of Communications and adviser to Elon’s campus SPJ chapter, are SPJ’s Members of the Month for April and May. Continue reading


Code Words April 28th, 2017

#PressForEthics on Capitol Hill

By Andrew Seaman

Ethics Week focused a lot on trying to engage journalists and the public in discussions about the press. An important part of that outreach must also include the public’s elected representatives. Continue reading