2022 WJEA JOURNALISM DAYS
Two separate days where student journalists—newspaper, yearbook, news broadcast—can hear from media professionals to learn what they do and why they do it. For media advisers, a chance to network, earn clock hours and learn more about local media.
Friday, October 7, 2022
Co-Hosted by Everett Community College and Washington State University, Everett campus
Keynote Speaker: Zaki Hamid
Zaki Hamid leads the community engagement department at KUOW Public Radio, whose main goal to is facilitate connections between the various communities of the Puget Sound area and the content division, so that our news coverage is more holistic. A Palestinian immigrant from Jordan, Zaki’s curiosity and passion for community connections have guided him throughout his career. He previously worked as a programs director for the state’s humanities council, Humanities Washington, where he produced public programming across the state. Zaki also had a career in theatre before making the transition to Journalism and community programming. He also teaches mass media at EvCC.
8:30-9:15 am Check-in at EvCC Whitehorse Hall
9:25-10:15 Session 1 (Choose from a list of presentations by media pros)
10:30-11:20 Session 2 (like session 1)
11:30-12:25 Lunch––Pre-ordered lunch available or bring bag lunch from home
12:35-1:45 Keynote & WJEA Emerald Awards
2-2:45 Optional campus tours of EvCC and WSU
Monday, October 31, 2022
Co-Hosted by Whitworth University
Keynote Speaker: Taylor Maggiacomo
Taylor Maggiacomo is an award-winning Graphic Editor and science illustrator working in Washington, D.C. at National Geographic where she creates engaging visual journalism and communicates complex scientific topics through infographics and data visualization. Taylor holds a graduate certificate in Natural Science Illustration from California State University, Monterey Bay, and a B.S. in Biology and minor in Art from Carnegie Mellon University. Her work has been recognized by the Society of News Design, the Malofiej Infographics World Summit, and the Society of Publication Designers.
8-8:45 am Check-in at Whitworth Weyerhaeuser Hall
9-10 Welcome and Keynote Speaker
10:15-11:15 Session 1 (Choose from a list of presentations by media pros)
11:30-12:30 Lunch––Pre-ordered lunch in Whitworth cafeteria or bag lunch from home
12:30-1:30 Session 2 (Same as Session 1)
1:40-2:30 Closing session and recognitions