It’s not too early to start thinking about the UNITY Journalists of Color Convention in Las Vegas next year! Save the date for Aug. 1-4, 2012. This will be the place to find a job in journalism, get the most innovative training in journalism and connect with your fellow Asian American, Hispanic and Native American journalists. Come find us at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Convention Center. To stay in the loop, join our Facebook group UNITY Convention 2012: Las Vegas.
— Sunny Wu
Here are links from my session “Speed writing for Multiple Platforms” at the Asian American Journalists Association’s National Convention in Detroit on Aug. 11, 2011. Thom Fladung, managing editor for the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Maggie Leung, supervising news editor for CNN and I talked on a Digital Know How panel. Thank you to everyone for coming to our session and to the convention. Feel free to get in touch with me at 206-464-2958 or schan [at] seattletimes.com if you have more questions!
Use Twitter via your smartphone for news happening now
Use Twitpic to take photos with your phone and send them to Twitter. The fastest way is to use to send photos from your phone to your Twitpic email address. (When you sign up for an account, Twitpic will give you a personalized email address.)
Mobile apps to monitor hashtags on news topics when you’re reporting at the scene
Embedding 1-2 tweets in a blog post
Embedding many tweets in a blog post
Scheduling your tweets to publish at high traffic times
Facebook and Google+ for promoting your stories with personal insight
P.S. We redesigned our home page www.seattletimes.com. Check it out and let me know what you think!
I worked on this with my piano trio, Press Play, three years ago. It was a butt kicker, to paraphrase Microsoft COO Kevin Turner. We’ve downgraded to Op. 1, No. 1.
You can buy Seattle Chamber Music Society tickets here.
Chase needs to move to the cloud. NOW. On premise or public. Microsoft, Amazon, Salesforce, whatever.
If you are a competing bank with an online system that is elastic, redundant and secure — meaning you do not shut down for 48 hours to do maintenance or for three hours every Sunday morning — I’m interested in moving my business to your bank.
Here’s the email I received today from Chase:
Dear Valued Customer:
We’re writing to let you know that starting July 15, 2011 at 11:00 PM ET we will be performing maintenance to Chase OnlineSM and Chase Mobile® Banking. The following services may not be available until July 17, 2011 at approximately 11:00 AM ET.
- Chase OnlineSM
- Account Transfers
- Auto and Home Payments
- Online Bill Pay
- Chase QuickPaySM
- Chase QuickDepositSM
- Chase Mobile® App and Chase Mobile® browser (for all devices)
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. Thank you for banking online with Chase.
Cathy J. Marinelli
Senior Vice President
Online Banking Team
Learning a lot reading the tweets streaming out of ASNE’s Diversity Summit in Florida this week. There are some great tips for job searching in journalism and recruiting. Doris has a Storify that sums up the first day. The summit continues Wednesday. To read along with me, follow the #ASNE hashtag.
AAJA will be celebrating its 30th anniversary at its convention in Detroit in August. It’s a crazy, awesome achievement. Five people started AAJA in 1981. We now have 1,400 members.
To quote Liz Lemon, you want to go to there. Go to Detroit. Go to the city where Vincent Chin was killed, a watershed moment in Asian American history. Connect with the largest Arab American immigrant population in the world on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Be a journalist — go the city where one of the most important stories in America is unfolding right now.
Register here now because the early discount ends on Friday, June 17.
And watch this video about 30 years of AAJA, produced by one of my personal heroes, ABC7 anchor David Ono.
Any time in June: Buy your copy of “A Tiger in the Kitchen” by AAJA member Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan from Elliott Bay Book Co. and the store will donate 10 percent of sales proceeds for the book to AAJA Seattle student scholarships!
You don’t need to live in Seattle to take advantage of this offer. You can order a copy of Cheryl’s book by mail from Elliott Bay and she will sign it for you while she is in Seattle on June 10!
To order, call 206-624-6600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A VIP reception with author and AAJA member Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
When: Friday, June 10, 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Location: The Leschi home of Terry Tazioli, host of TVW’s “Author Hour”
Cost: $25 for AAJA members, $40 for the public
Buy tickets at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/178923
We’ll be eating late-night snacks with Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan at a VIP reception immediately after her book reading at Elliott Bay Book Co. In Singapore, we call the midnight snack siew yeh. Join us for siew yeh with Cheryl on Friday after her reading! We’ll be sharing snacks, desserts, wine and digestifs.
You’ll get personalized cooking tips from Cheryl, author of “A Tiger in the Kitchen,” and the style forecast straight from New York Fashion Week from the one-time InStyle magazine editor.
All attendees will receive a signed copy of a new special recipe designed for Seattle foodies by Cheryl that is not in her book.
It’s all for a great cause. Proceeds from the reception will benefit the Founders Scholarship program for the nonprofit Asian American Journalists Association Seattle Chapter.
We will also be selling tickets at Cheryl’s book reading at Elliott Bay Book Co. at 8 p.m. on June 10.
Can’t make it?
Any time in June, buy your copy of “A Tiger in the Kitchen” by AAJA member Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan from Elliott Bay Book Co. and the store will donate 10 percent of sales proceeds for the book to the AAJA Seattle student scholarships!
You don’t need to live in Seattle to take advantage of this offer. You can order a copy of Cheryl’s book by mail from Elliott Bay by June 10 and she will sign it for you while she is in Seattle! To order, call 206-624-6600 or email email@example.com
You’re invited to Hacks/Hackers Seattle Brainstrom 2011 on Thursday for free pizza, beer and a napkin sketchathon! I am co-organizing this event and it would be great to see you there.
Hacks/Hackers Seattle Brainstorm 2011
Thursday, May 19
Beer and Pizza at 7 p.m.
News and Innovation Demos at 7:30 p.m.
Napkin Sketchathon at 8 p.m.
Location: Groundwire in downtown Seattle, 1402 Third Ave, Suite 1000
The event is free but please RSVP in advance at http://hackshackersseabrainstorm2011.eventbrite.com/
Hacks/Hackers Seattle invites technologists and journalists to a night of free pizza, beer and brainstorming, as we submit proposals for the Knight-Mozilla News Innovation Challenge. Nationwide, 15 winners of the challenge will be selected for a paid fellowship with a global news organization such as The BBC, Al-Jazeera or The Boston Globe.
We’ll be breaking up into small groups and brainstorming on three areas:
- User engagement
- New uses of video
- Building in HTML5
Learn more about The Knight-Mozilla News Challenge: https://www.drumbeat.org/journalism/
7 p.m. Eat, drink and connect with your co-conspirators
Brainstorm around Mozilla’s first news challenge topic: “How can we use open video to tell stories on the web in new ways?”
7:30 p.m. - News innovation talks and demos
Your host, Hacks/Hackers Seattle Chapter will talk about the Knight Mozilla News Innovation Challenge. Guest Speaker Nathaniel James will demo an open video tool and present about common obstacles facing journalists using video.
8 p.m. - Napkin sketchathon (plus more beer)
Sketch out your brainstorm ideas. Enter them in the Knight Mozilla News Innovation Challenge on the spot. We’ll have paper and markers on hand.