CD Journalism School


UPDATE: The open seats in the class filled up in just three days! However, registration is still open for those who want to be put on the waiting list.

Central District News is dedicated to community news written by and for the residents of the CD. That’s why we are very excited to announce the first ever free Central District Journalism School course.

Designed for journalism beginners who live, work or play in Seattle’s Central District, CD Journalism School will teach you the basics of reporting and crafting a compelling news story. And the best part: All the stories will be about people, issues and happenings down the block and around the neighborhood.

Think of it as Newswriting and Reporting 101, except focused on the CD and you won’t get any college credit. The class is taught by CDNews Editor Tom Fucoloro, who has a degree in Journalism and has written for The Kansas City Star, Real Change, Seattle Bike Blog (which he founded) and, of course, Central District News.

No previous writing experience is necessary, only a desire to learn. For people of all ages 16 and up.

The six-week course starts Monday February 18 and will meet for one hour every Monday through March 25. We will meet from 5–6 p.m. at Cortona Cafe (25th and Union).

There are only six spots available, so register now (see form below).

By the end of the course, you will have written at least one quality news story. Some stories produced by students may be published on the pages of Central District News.

If you have any questions, feel free to comment below. Or you can contact Tom directly at [email protected] or 206.696.3059.