The Seattle Times has named Craig Eidem vice president of information technology of the company. As The Seattle Times’ VP of IT, Eidem will lead the technology functions and drive strategic cross-company initiatives to maximize the media company’s journalistic mission. Eidem’s leadership and experience will help with a number of initiatives slated for later this year and next year that will support the Advertising Department’s revenue objectives and the Newsroom’s “digital-first” publishing goals.more
he Seattle Times newsroom has received the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) Leadership in Diversity Award for sparking conversations about race with their seminal “Under Our Skin” interactive video project. This award honors an individual or corporation that has made strides in promoting and demonstrating diversity in the news media industry.more
Seattle Restaurant Week and Dine Around Seattle, two biannual celebrations of Seattle-area cuisine, today announced the unification of the two events into one premier promotion dining experience flying under the Seattle Restaurant Week banner. The combined promotion will be produced by The Seattle Times, which lends its expertise of consumer engagement and powerful reach to motivate participants.more
The Seattle Times is pleased to announce its recent hire of Jill Wasberg, who will join The Seattle Times team as director of development for public service journalism. In this role, Wasberg will develop and expand funding for journalism initiatives, building on our track record with Education Lab and other independently funded projects that deepen coverage and conversation about urgent public issues that are critical to the future of our region.more
Bill Radke speaks with Seattle Times staff reporter Claudia Rowe about her investigation into how football and basketball teams at Seattle Public Schools use a law to protect homeless students as a way to get around eligibility requirements for student athletes.more
Homeless-student status is sometimes misused. Seattle Times reporter Claudia Rowe explains on Q13 FOX.more
Greg Gilbert has seen it all. Or most of it, anyway. And he has the pictures to prove it. On Monday, Gilbert marked 50 years as a photographer for The Seattle Times. He was just 21 years old when he was hired on July 10, 1967 by legendary Northwest photographer and photo editor Josef Scaylea.more
RESULTS gives this award annually to a journalist who demonstrates outstanding reporting on issues related to poverty. The award is named in honor of Cameron Duncan, a former associate executive director of RESULTS who devoted his life to fighting poverty. Jerry Large, a columnist at The Seattle Times, accepted the award during a ceremony on Sunday, July 23 at the RESULTS International Conference in Washington, DC.more
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
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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.