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ONA SPJ Seattle meetup

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 hereCasey 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!


Hi all,

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

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

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  • Monica G.

    Johnathon - we'll miss you (but I totally understand). Linda - hope to see you there :)

    September 28, 2011

  • Johnathon F.

    Sorry, gonna have to break my perfect attendance streak. This is scheduled exactly when the Sounders play the U.S. Open Cup championship game against the Chicago Fire at the Clink. Wouldn't miss that for the world.

    September 28, 2011

  • Linda T.

    My alarm goes off super early, but I'll swing by for a bit.

    1 · September 28, 2011

  • Monica G.

    Will do, Rebecca! :)

    September 21, 2011

  • Rebecca N.

    Drat. If I'm not having a baby, I'll be at my local community association's fall meeting. Either way, have a drink for me!

    1 · September 21, 2011

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