Seattle Times

Buyouts hit The Seattle Times

Newsroom staffers at The Seattle Times have until Dec. 31 to consider a buyout offer amid "significant reductions in the newsroom budget," Seattle alt-weekly The Stranger reports: Best admitted that the timing of the announcement was "not ideal," but suggested the holidays could be a time "to talk over your decision with your families." She also said: "I don’t … Read More

Here are 81 journalism internships and fellowships for application season

For most journalism students, the biggest step toward finding employment isn't passing the final. It isn't acing midterms, turning in homework or even meeting deadlines at the college paper. The most critical period in journalism school is the three-month window stretching from September to November informally known as internship application season. Getting professional experience and making contacts through an internship … Read More

2 things newsrooms everywhere should do to cover the cops and the community

There are two very important things newsrooms should do in every community to document the relationship between the police and the community. Analyze the data and policies of your law enforcement agencies What’s the racial breakdown of the force? Do officers have to live in the city or county where they work? How many excessive force complaints were filed over … Read More

Why The Seattle Times lowered its paywall during the mudslide — but not completely

The mudslide near Oso, Wash., on March 22 and its aftermath commanded national attention, but one local news organization was in position to own the story. That meant The Seattle Times had a decision to make: Was its tirelessly produced news about the disaster and the search for survivors so important that it merited a suspension of the website's year-old paywall? Yes and no. Read More