The Kaleidoscope Awards were developed as part of RTDNA's commitment to achieve diversity in the newsroom through developing news content and editorial staffs that reflect the changing face of communities. The purpose of the award is to encourage and showcase journalistic excellence in covering issues of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity. It is presented annually to news organizations that show an ongoing commitment to covering the diversity of the communities they serve.more
The Society of Professional Journalists Western Washington announced yesterday eight gala award winners and four scholarship winners for 2017. The Seattle Times will receive an Innovation Award for the Under Our Skin project. All recipients will be honored at SPJWash’s 2017 end-of-season party on June 5.more
The Society of Professional Journalists Region 10 recognized The Seattle Times for distinction in eleven categories of its Northwest Excellence in Journalism contest. SPJ Western Washington is part of the national organization’s Region 10. The region sponsors and runs the Northwest Excellence in Journalism contest each year to honor work published or broadcast across Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska. It is one of the largest contests of its kind in the nation and continues to recognize the excellent work of journalists in the northwest and beyond. Anyone who produces journalism, residing and working in SPJ’s Region 10 is eligible to enter this contest.more
'Portraits of Homelessness' is a raw, gripping presentation of 22 people, homeless in Seattle, who agreed to share their stories and be photographed. Project writer Tyrone Beason and photographer Erika Schultz stopped by Q13 to talk about the piece, homelessness coverage and the event at The Seattle Public Library. Watch the interview.more
The Seattle Times published a deeply-reported investigation, which dives headlong into the critical failures that led to this catastrophe. Through interviews and reviewing more than 7,000 documents, our reporters found errors in judgment, poor communication, a lack of training and faulty maintenance. Watch the interview.more
Best of the West was founded in 1987 to reward journalistic excellence and promote freedom of information. It operates a journalism contest for newspapers, magazines and news websites in the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming that quickly became the region’s most prestigious awards competition with about 1,000 entries each year.more
The Seattle Times’ Pacific NW Magazine will present “Portraits of Homelessness” on Thursday, May 4, at 7:00 p.m. at Seattle Central Public Library. The “Portraits of Homelessness” event will feature a panel of Seattle Times journalists moderated by KUOW’s Ross Reynolds. Panelists include Tyrone Beason, project writer; Erika Schultz, project photographer; Daniel Beekman, Seattle Times city government and local politics staff reporter; and Vernal Coleman, Seattle Times staff reporter.more
Seattle Times Writer Lynda V. Mapes spent the better part of two years studying how it affected one tree while she was on a science fellowship in upstate New York. Her book about that experience is called "Witness Tree: Seasons Of Change With A Century-Old Oak." Listen to her interviewmore
Seattle Times staffers nabbed eight National Press Photographers Association 2017 Best of Photojournalism awards in the photography, video, multimedia and picture editing contests. Lauded as one of the largest photo contests for visual journalists in the world, The NPPA Best of Photojournalism contest draws thousands of entries from news photographers. Judges evaluate entries based on quality of content, narration, interactive execution and visual presentation. Read about our winnersmore
The University of Idaho Alumni Association honored Seattle Times Executive Editor Don Shelton, a 1976 graduate of the School of Communication (now Journalism and Mass Media), with a 2017 Silver and Gold Award at a ceremony on April 6. The Silver and Gold Award recognizes living alumni who have a distinguished record of achievement and service in his or her specialized area of endeavor.more
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THROUGH THE YEARSTHE SEATTLE TIMES TIMELINE
On August 10, 1896, Colonel Alden J. Blethen publishes the first edition of The Seattle Daily Times.
C.B. Blethen is promoted from news editor to managing editor. He will later serve as publisher of The Seattle Times for 26 years, from 1915 to 1941.
The Seattle Times moves from its Second Avenue and Union plant to the Times Square Building on Olive Way, realizing Alden Blethen’s dream of a modern “model newspaper office.”
Construction begins on the 1120 John Street Building, which would remain The Seattle Times headquarters until 2012.
The Seattle Times wins its first Pulitzer Prize, journalism’s highest honor, for a National Reporting series on the clearing of Communist charges against UW Professor Melvin Rader, who was accused of attending a secret Communist school.
The Seattle Times launches the Fund For The Needy, raising money for local agencies that serve critical needs in our community. To date, the Fund For The Needy has raised more than $16.3 million, 100 percent of which goes directly to local agencies to help those in need.
A fourth-generation member of the Blethen family, Frank A. Blethen, becomes Publisher and Chief Executive Officer of The Seattle Times. Blethen joined the family business full-time in 1968.
The Seattle Times makes Working Mother magazine’s “Top 100 Companies for Women” list for the first of nine consecutive years, for offering subsidized childcare, flexible schedules and an onsite lactation room.
Construction is completed on The Seattle Times’ North Creek production plant, a $200 million state-of-the-art printing facility.
The Seattle Times launches its first website with news and classifieds, beginning the transformation of newspaper to news media company.
The Seattle Times wins two Pulitzer Prizes in a single year, becoming one of only two regional newspapers to ever achieve this distinction.
Good morning, Seattle! After 104 years as an afternoon newspaper, The Seattle Times becomes a morning newspaper on March 6, 2000.
The Seattle Times debuts optimized smartphone and tablet apps to deliver Seattle Times content on the go. The Seattle Times also wins its 9th Pulitzer Prize that same year, for Investigative Journalism.
Established as a news media company and the Northwest’s comprehensive news source, The Seattle Times continues to provide clarity above the clutter, delivering Northwest news that matters where, when and how readers want it.