Community News Lab (COM 362) gives advanced journalism students an opportunity to build a dynamic clip portfolio by reporting for any of 70 client news outlets in the greater Seattle area.

This year, students wrote for publications such as Seattle Lesbian, Redmond Reporter, Real Change, Northwest Asian,  International Examiner, Geek Wire, Federal Way Mirror, La Raza Noroeste, City Living Seattle, Queen Anne & Magnolia News, South Seattle Emerald, The Seattle Medium,  Crosscut and others.

Students meet twice a week to review basic skills, discuss story assignments and plan digital projects.  The class also embeds each quarter in a local newsroom where they meet with professionals, learn about the news environment, and work on projects for that outlet. In the past year, the labs have been hosted by  The Seattle Times, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, KPLU and Crosscut.

For more information contact Caley Cook at or Andrea Otanez

News Lab

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