Ernest Jasmin

Location icon United States of America

Versatile writer, editor and web content creator who thrives in intensely deadline-driven environments. Work has been published by The (Tacoma) News Tribune, Seattle Weekly, South Sound Magazine, Cincinnati Enquirer, and Amazon’s Hollywonk blog, among other publications and web sites

South Sound Magazine
Vicci Martinez Launches Comeback with 'Orange is the New Black' Role - South Sound Magazine

Tacoma-born singer-songwriter Vicci Martinez describes the months following her 2015 album "Enter-Exit-Stay" as her "rock bottom." Martinez still carried baggage from her appearance on NBC-TV's "The Voice" in 2011 which led to a major label deal and "Come Along," her single with show mentor CeeLo Green, but not the commercial breakthrough that many expected.

Bob Bogle, 1934-2009: Co-founder of musical group The Ventures

This in an example of the type of breaking news story I've typically covered in recent years. I had to knowledge and source list to turn this one around quickly, and it wound up getting picked up by a number of media outlets across the country.

The News Tribune
"The King and Us"

I wanted to give this A1 story more depth than your typical anniversary story. I had more luck than expected when it came to tracking down people who witnessed Elvis's only stop in Tacoma, so I decided to write it as an oral history of what happened that day.

Seattle Weekly
The Sonics Return to Tacoma

I tracked down members of Tacoma's influential and enigmatic Sonics for this Seattle Weekly preview of their first hometown show in 45 years. I also took the photos that ran with this one.

The News Tribune
Recalling Kurt Cobain

I interviewed Kurt Cobain biographer Charles Cross and highlighted Nirvana's South Sound roots in this myth-debunking cover story.

The News Tribune
Mini-comics mecca

This is a fun story I wrote on indie-comic artists and publishers based in the Pacific Northwest.

The News Tribune
Japanese double play

Around the time some guy named Ichiro was set to make his debut in Seattle, I wrote this story about the spike in Japanese tourism that the Mariners outfielder was expected to bring to the city.

NBC News
Couch potato voters swayed by candidates' good looks

I did some freelancing for following my departure from The News Tribune in 2011. I would write quirky, study-based stories - like this one on low information voters - for the site's BodyOdd blog.

Seattle Times
Chris Cornell: Soundgarden's hiatus was 'the right thing'

Originally published Monday, July 25, 2011 at 7:01 PM - There's been a lot for Soundgarden fans to rejoice about these past two years. For starters, the not-so-secret reunion gig the seminal grunge band played last year at Seattle's Showbox at the Market (billed as "NudeDragons"), followed by a higher-profile slot at Chicago's Lollapalooza a few months later.