Phyllis Fletcher

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I am currently a Professional journalist or technologist working in media

Northwest News Network

Job Title:
Managing Editor


I manage a collaborative regional news service to more than a dozen public radio stations in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. My “work hobbies”​ include podcasting, demography, filing from the field, membership drive air shifts, outreach and panel moderation. I also oversee the Patricia Fisher Endowed Scholarship for the Seattle Association of Black Journalists, and I judge broadcasting awards for the Third Coast Festival and the Education Writers Association. I have been a reporter, an editor and a software engineer. My work has been recognized with an Edward R. Murrow Award, two Gracie Awards, two Salutes to Excellence from the National Association of Black Journalists and two UNITY Awards.

National Association of Black Journalists

Current Leadership Positions:

Vice President, Broadcast, Seattle Association of Black Journalists

Areas of expertise:
Basic HTML/CSS, Web production experience, Social media branding – Newsroom / organization level, Data analysis – Beginner level, Beat reporter, Other
Other areas of expertise:

Audio, Radio, Podcasting

Speaking Experience
Yes, have led sessions individually, Yes, have spoken on panels, Yes, have taught skills-based or hands-on training sessions (at events), Yes, have taught skills-based or hands-on training sessions (in newsroom)

Past Speaking Experience:

Panelist, OPB’s “Think Out Loud,” KUOW’s “Week In Review,” and KPLU’s “Sound Effect,” 2014-present
Moderator, “Mass Incarceration,” Humanities Washington Think And Drink, Sep 2015
Moderator, opening panel, West Coast Poverty Center Poverty Summit, Sep 2015
Moderator, “Race and Music,” Humanities Washington Think And Drink, Nov 2014
Moderator, “Race, Class and Education,” Humanities Washington Think And Drink, Oct 2014
TEDx Seattle, “Unconventional Leadership: Hiding in the Spotlight,” Feb 2013

City / Location Preferences:

Austin, Bellingham, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Portland, Pullman, Tri-Cities, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Spokane

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