Marcie Sillman has been covering arts and culture in the Pacific Northwest since 1985. In 2019 she was recognized for contributions with a Mayor’s Arts Award. From the rise of Nirvana, Soundgarden, and Pearl Jam to the demise of the grungy practice studios that helped give a name to their music, Marcie has watched the […]
In the age of Trump, the American media landscape is increasingly partisan. More reporters and news outlets are explicitly taking sides. And some journalism professors these days celebrate the trend, arguing “objective reporting” is a pernicious myth. KUOW reporter David Hyde, who is currently covering the 2020 Democratic primary, will share some of his recent […]
Homelessness is one of the biggest issues faced in Seattle and King County. On any given night there are more than 11,000 people experiencing homelessness county-wide. This is a complicated issue that evokes strong emotions from people across the region. KUOW’s homelessness reporter Kate Walters speaks about the challenges that come with reporting on this […]
The news media have been upended by changes in digital transmission, federal regulation along with political headwinds and economic challenges. How did we get here? How can news continue to serve its vital role in our democracy? KUOW President and General Manager Caryn Mathes will offer perspective from her long career in public broadcasting, including […]
Born in Mexico and raised in rural Washington, Esmy Jimenez is a bilingual reporter covering immigrant communities in the Puget Sound and beyond. Jimenez will share the surprises and challenges she’s discovered while telling immigration stories from the inside out while navigating our current political climate.
The news can sometimes be exhausting — impeachment, war, 1,300 candidates running for president. And it’s hard to know what news to trust. In this talk, KUOW’s Chief Content Officer, Jennifer Strachan, will discuss how to transcend this overwhelming news cycle, and listen to your ideas about what KUOW should focus on next.
Putting together a daily news show is not an easy task. In addition to the host, it takes a committed team of producers who have their ear to the ground on the important issues facing our region each day. In this talk, attendees will have a discussion with the host of KUOW’s The Record and […]
The Huskies pulled off what may be one of the greatest upsets in school history last Saturday when they beat the third-ranked USC Trojans. According to a Seattle Times poll, fans say this win was bigger than the “Whammy in Miami.” The winning field goal was kicked as the final seconds ticked off the clock […]