Happening tonight: Art Walk, Design Review, more

WEST SEATTLE ART WALK: As previewed here Wednesday, 40 venues are offering art, many with treats, all over West Seattle, 6-9 pm tonight. Get the map here.

DESIGN REVIEW: Two projects to be reviewed tonight at Madison Middle School: Transitional Resources‘ 2988 SW Avalon project at 6:30 pm, 4532 42nd SW at 8 pm.

EASTER/HOLY WEEK EVENT LIST REMINDER: Maundy Thursday services at some West Seattle churches today/tonight are part of what you’ll find on this special page we’ve put together (including all the egg hunts we could find – Saturday’s the biggest day).

FREE CONSTRUCTION WORKSHOP: Thinking about remodeling or building? Longtime WSB sponsor Ventana Construction has a few spots left for its free workshop tonight, 6:30 pm (outlined here); RSVP or questions, 932-3009.

NOT IN WEST SEATTLE, BUT WE’RE PART OF IT: If you’re interested in the ever-lively discussion of how the news-media world is evolving, we hope to see you downtown tonight for the second No News Is Bad News event, this one focusing on new types of online ventures – such as WSB (your editor here is on tonight’s panel, along with other journalist-entrepreneurs, including two former P-I employees involved with new ventures) — and how they figure into the evolving media landscape. 7 pm, Bertha Landes Room at City Hall , free but organizers would love to have you RSVP now to save a spot.

3 Replies to "Happening tonight: Art Walk, Design Review, more"

  • Dipika April 12, 2009 (4:34 pm)

    Nice roundup.

    By the way, how did the No News event go? Especially curious what your personal take was.

  • WSB April 12, 2009 (4:41 pm)

    Though I wasn’t able to attend the first one in person, my husband/co-publisher was there, and it seems there were a lot more fireworks at that one. Not much controversy this time around, and that’s probably why less has been written about it (not to mention, the P-I situation has somewhat been resolved since then). Our trusty moderator Cory summarized it briefly on one of his sites:
    I participated in the tweetstream, to which Cory links in that roundup. Other than that, my main objective in participating in discussions like these is to be somewhat reassuring – the news/journalism business is not dying or shrinking, it is reorganizing. I tend to agree with what Clay Shirky says at the start of the final paragraph of this much-discussed take on the state of things:
    “For the next few decades, journalism will be made up of overlapping special cases. … No one experiment is going to replace what we are now losing with the demise of news on paper, but over time, the collection of new experiments that do work might give us the journalism we need.”
    And we are glad that our site has morphed into one of those “new experiments” helping serve that need. I also was honored to have been invited to participate in a longer discussion/exploration of where things stand, as a “Sense-Making Fellow” at a Poynter Institute conference a few weeks ago – it launched a yearlong project but Poynter has posted a bit of video about the kickoff conference here:

  • Dipika April 12, 2009 (4:46 pm)

    Wow, that was a fast reply! Thanks for the links. Awesome.

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