Update (10/4): The arrival of Amanda Knox in Seattle, recently freed from an Italian jail, will likely keep our scheduled speakers tied up later this evening on breaking news. However, the drinks will still be flowing at Jillian's, so if they don't make it in time, we'll turn this into an old-fashioned mixer with the digital world of Seattle. See you then!
Update (10/1): David Horsey unfortunately has had something unexpected come up and will not be able to join us this Tuesday. We'll make sure to have him at a meetup later in the fall.
Instead, we'll shift our focus to digital photography: Josh Trujillo, staff photographer at the Seattle P-I, has gone from shooting for one or two illustrative images for the shuttered Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper to composing stand-alone click-through galleries where as many as 40 or 50 images tell their own stories. He'll share his thoughts on the evolution of visual media in digital news, how storytelling is morphing in the breaking news environment, and some ways all journalists can think visually and incorporate that into their storytelling and digital strategy. Check out some of his work here and here. Casey McNerthney, who writes the PI's 911 blog and works closely with Josh on breaking news, will moderate the discussion.
See you Tuesday at Jillian's!
Join two-time Pulitzer winner David Horsey at the next ONA-SPJ Seattle Meetup Tuesday, October 4 at 7 p.m. at Jillian's, where he'll talk about transforming his art and journalism from print to digital. He'll discuss how his craft of cartooning has changed, how he's added blogging and even slideshows to his storytelling, his experiences as a nationally syndicated cartoonist with Hearst, and where he sees it all going. See more of his work at www.davidhorsey.com.
This is our fifth in a series of the #Newsnext meetups, where we're talking to interesting locals working in the digital space. If you’re interested in gathering with writers, editors, photographers, producers, developers, designers, engineers and anyone else with an interest in the production of news, Jillian's will have a cash bar and some great space to meet with like-minded digital professionals.
Any questions, feel free to let us know. Hope to see you there!
Monica, Tiffany, Mark, and Paul