This free virtual (and interactive!) student-focused career event on Saturday, January 30, 2 to 4 p.m. PT., was sponsored by the Asian American Journalists Association Seattle, Northwest Science Writers Association, and the Seattle Association of Black Journalists.

Watch the recorded panel presentation below:

Register: Advanced online registration is required. Participants indicated which field they were interested in by picking two different fields. These were the two breakout sessions that they joined during the event.

We started off with a panel of people working in five different areas. Then we opened up breakout session where students could chat with journalists and communication professionals in a variety of fields.

Panel presenters

Break out sessions by field and mentors

  • Broadcast (television, radio, podcast)
    • Essex Porter (KIRO7)
    • Florangela Davila (KNKX)
    • Lori Matsukawa (formerly at King 5)
    • Kevin P. Henry (KBCS)
    • Jenny Asarnow (Freelance podcast producer and consultant)
    • Ryan Yamamoto (KOMO)
  • Visual (photographers, videographers, illustrators)
    • Emily Eng (Seattle Times)
    • David Ryder (Freelance)
    • Erika Schultz (Seattle Times)
    • Corinne Chin (Seattle Times)
  • Media and communications
    • Sarah E. McQuate (University of Washington)
    • Peter Sessum (Writer and former military PIO)
    • Molly McElroy (Fred Hutch)
    • Rachel Tompa (Allen Institute)
    • Keith Seinfeld (Public Health – Seattle & King County)
  • Newsprint (newspapers, magazines)
    • Hannah Weinberger (Crosscut)
    • Andrew Hammond (Tacoma News Tribune)
    • Anika Varty (Seattle Times)
    • Mark Harris (Freelance/New Scientist, IEEE Spectrum, The Guardian)
    • Ashley Braun (Freelance/Hakai Magazine, Science News, DeSmog)
    • Wayt Gibbs (Writing/editing/consulting for Scientific American, Anthropocene, IEEE Spectrum, Spectrum News)
  • Alternative communications careers in nonprofits or corporations
    • Cameron Stahl (Castor)
    • Chris Tachibana (Health Services Research)
    • Dhiya Gerber (Microsoft)
    • John Roach (Microsoft, Freelance)
  • Books
    • Eric Scigliano, author of The Big Thaw: Ancient Carbon, Modern Science, and a Race to Save the World and others)
    • Steve Olson, author of The Apocalypse Factory: Plutonium and the Making of the Atomic Age, and others)
    • David Williams, author of Seattle Walks: Discovering History and Nature in the City and others)
    • Reagan Jackson, author of Still Here – A South End Mixtape from an Unexpected Journalist, and others.
    • Lola Peters, author of The Truth about White People, and others.

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