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  • May 23 – Tweetup: Why Local Doesn’t Scale

    1:01 pm on May 23, 2011 | 0 Comment Permalink
    Tags: Block by Block, hyperlocal, tweetup

    From Jessica Durkin, co-author of the Seattle Media Landscape report for the New America Foundation

    “I will be hosting a Twitter chat on Monday (5/23), 8 pm ET with
    Baristanet’s Debra Galant to talk about the recently launched
    Authentically Local campaign that aims to reclaim locally-owned and
    operated news sites. Authentically Local has so far 30 signers to the
    campaign, all hyperlocal or community news publishers from across the
    country. The campaign emerges as corporate media companies are
    launching local digital sites to compete for advertising dollars.

    Twitter Chat: Why local doesn’t scale, with Debra Galant of Baristanet
    8 pm ET
    Monday 5/23

    About Authentically Local: http://authenticallylocal.com/
    Blog post about AL: Hyperlocal news publishers defend localism in face
    of media chain expansion. http://mybxb.com/52937772

    Hope to see you there!
    Jessica Durkin
    Block by Block community manager
    New America Foundation Media Policy Initiative fellow”

  • SPJ awards – Winners announced!

    4:31 pm on May 20, 2011 | 0 Comment Permalink
    Tags: awards, SPJ


    “The Northwest Excellence in Journalism contest is held annually by Region 10 of SPJ to honor exceptional journalism in Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana. The contest is open to SPJ members and nonmembers, and it includes all forms of media (print, online, radio and TV) and media organizations of all sizes.

    This year’s contest honors work produced or published in 2010. More than 2,500 entries from dozens of media organizations throughout the region which were then reviewed and rated by out-of-state judges. The awards that appear in the attached document are the results of this year’s contest.”

  • Yes! Magazine at the Seattle Green Festival – May 21-22

    6:09 pm on May 17, 2011 | 0 Comment Permalink
    Tags: Amy Goodman, David Korten, John Perkins, Richard Conlin, Sarah van Gelder, Yes! Magazine

    From Bainbridge Island based Yes! Magazine’s Facebook Event page

    Green Festival is celebrating what’s working in our communities—for people, business and the environment.

    The Festival hours are:
    Saturday, 10am – 7pm
    Sunday, 11am– 6pm

    Enjoy more than 125 renowned authors, leaders and educators; great how-to workshops; cutting-edge films; fun activities for kids; organic beer and wine; delicious vegetarian cuisine and diverse live music. Shop in a unique marketplace of more than 350 eco-friendly businesses—everything from all-natural body care products and organic cotton clothing to Fair Trade gifts and beautiful kitchen tiles made from renewable resources.

    In addition, see a great lineup of influential leaders including John Perkins, David Korten, Amy Goodman, Alisa Gravitz, Richard Conlin and Sarah van Gelder. See these inspiring speakers at the following times:

    John Perkins: Saturday, 1pm
    David Korten: Saturday, 12pm
    Amy Goodman: Sunday, 12pm
    Richard Conlin and Alisa Gravitz: Sunday, 1pm
    Sarah van Gelder: Saturday, 2pm

    Also, visit us in the Partner area at Booth #232, where you can visit us for special gift offers, YES! merchandise and good conversation!

    For more information, visit http://www.greenfestivals.org/sea/updates/

  • OpenGovWest 2011

    2:28 pm on May 16, 2011 | 0 Comment Permalink
    Tags: gov2.0, Opengovwest, Sarah Schact

    OpenGovWest took place in Portland over the weekend of May 13-15th.

    There was a lot of cross pollination amongst the Seattle Journalism scene, as the main organizer of the conference was Sarah Schacht from Knowledge As Power, a Seattle based civic empowerment organization that helps build tools around legislative tracking and other civic needs.

    The best way to catch up on what transpired is through the live coverage feed from the event, and keep your eyes on the blog where I imagine they will post archival video footage of the sessions.

  • May 25 – Seattle Digital Literacy Mixer

    1:40 pm on May 13, 2011 | 0 Comment Permalink
    Tags: Common Language Project,

    More info on the Seattle Digital Literacy Facebook Event Page


    Wednesday, May 25 · 5:30pm – 8:00pm


    Slims Last Chance

    5606 1st Ave S
    Seattle, WA
    It’s been over a month since we convened at the UW for a conversation about how we might all pool our resources and talents to enact positive change for youth around the city. Let’s not let any more time pass before planning another get together.

    Catch up with the Seattle Digital Literacy Initiative, a project that spawned from Journalism that Matters Pacific Northwest Wednesday, May 25th at Slim’s Last Chance in Georgetown for food, drinks and conversation about what we’ve been up to, and more importantly, how you can get involved in the summer and fall.
    Also,  learn more about their

    Summer Digital Literacy Institute 2011

    Please post any questions you may have here, and as always, feel free to reach out to either Sarah Stuteville (sarah@clpmag.org), Jessica Partnow (jessica@clpmag.org) or Michael Bean (michaelbean06@gmail.com).

    Hope to see you in late May!

  • Beyond Google: Exploring the Visible and Invisible Web

    11:22 am on May 10, 2011 | 0 Comment Permalink
    Tags: cheryl phillips, craft, google,

    Where do investigative journalists go to dig up their dirt?

    How do you rake through all the muck?

    Alex Johnson, investigative reporter for msnbc.com, and Cheryl Phillips, Data Enterprise Editor at the Seattle Times gave us a guided tour through the vast jungle of data, telling us which plants are edible and which snakes may be poisonous (i.e. the FBI Uniform Crime Database only gives you the law enforcement side of the story).

    This was the last installment of the Spring Continuing Ed series presented by the Society of Professional of Journalists – Western Washington, and it was definitely a diamond in the rough.

    Alex and Cheryl are true professionals, and were very open about sharing the secrets they worked so hard to develop over the years.

    In fact, Alex very kindly published his entire slideshow, it’s chock full of links that’ll get any gumshoe journalist through puberty overnight.
    He also compiled a free reference dashboard that can serve as a great sidekick while you do research. (Seriously though, download the slideshow because there are wayyyy to many links to post here).

    Besides the deluge of links to awesome databases, Cheryl and Alex showed off their Google-Fu and gave some tips on crawling like a ninja. (More …)

  • How to post your event

    6:37 pm on March 1, 2011 | 0 Comment Permalink

    After signing up for JTM Online and joining the Seattle Journalism Commons group, you’re ready to be an author, where you can write stories and publish events. Here’s how to publish your event through a blog post.

    STEP 1: Make a new post



    STEP 2: Write your post



    Step 3: Add calendar information



    Step 4: Tag, Categorize, Publish!

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