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University of Alaska Anchorage

  • Your Story and Alaska's News Starts Here

    Learn by doing at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Students in the Department of Journalism and Public Communications learn and practice the skills of multimedia journalism and strategic communications — skills that are required in almost every field — media, government, business, health and science. Our students get jobs and make meaningful change at the local, state and national level.

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Puanani Rogers and Bethany Brunelle

“Being a student in the Department of Journalism and Public Communications at the University of Alaska Anchorage meant the world to me. My professors and fellow students gave me the strength to keep going after a bout with cancer, and each day I’m in the field I think of my time at UAA with fondness and gratitude. Journalism was my Plan B, and UAA gave me the tools to succeed in this field. Thanks to JPC, I’m living my best life.”

—   Bethany Brunelle, crime, courts, breaking news and visuals journalist, Las Cruces, New Mexico Sun-News. She is pictured here with Puanani Rogers, a Kanaka activist, when she was a reporter in Hawaii.

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Left to right: Nicole Luchaco, Erik Judson, Professor Paola Banchero, Audri Pleas, Bryce Hyslip.

STUDENT MEDIA, PRODUCTIONS AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

7u彩票网址Journalism and Public Communications students are consistently involved in media production and community engagement. They work for organizations such as the Anchorage Press, Alaska Public Media, and the Anchorage Daily News. Recently, Professor Joy Chavez Mapaye’s students worked on rebranding a local company.  

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Atwood Chair

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Larry Persily brings almost 50 years of journalism and public policy experience to his new position as the Atwood Chair of Journalism at the University of Alaska Anchorage for the 2019-2020 school year.

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