The Alaska Press Club board is made up of 11 members and one student member*, all appointed in an annual election (as vacancies open) by the general membership. Every full member has a vote. Board members serve two-year terms. Officers are named annually.
The Board has the authority to declare Board seats vacant and to appoint members to serve until the next general election.
* The student seat on the Board was created by a vote of membership at an annual Alaska Press Club meeting, April 17, 2004.
Rosey Robards is currently the director of the Alaska Teen Media Institute, where teens produce a monthly, public affairs radio show as well as multimedia content for their website. She graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage with a degree in Journalism and Public Communications in 2005. You might recognize her name from publications such as the Anchorage Daily News, AK This Month and The Northern Light. She also worked at the Anchorage Daily News as an Interactive Content Producer.
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Vice President (Conference)
Julia O’Malley is a metro columnist at the Anchorage Daily News. Over the last 15 years as a journalist, she has written for the Fairbanks News-Miner, the Anchorage Press, The Juneau Empire, PBS.org, and the Oregonian. Since coming to the Anchorage Daily News full time in 2005, she covered the court system and wrote extensively about life in Anchorage, including big changes in the city’s ethnic and minority communities.
Find her work at www.adn.com/jomalley.
Vice President (Contest)
Robert Stormo has been Assistant Director of the Alaska Teen Media Institute since September of 2009. He graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2007 with a degree in Journalism and Public Communications. After graduation he transitioned from college radio to a radio broadcasting company in Anchorage.
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Lynne Lott is currently an assistant professor in the journalism department at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She began her career in the Midwest, where she worked as a producer/director at Wisconsin Public Television. She also worked as a freelance camera operator, sound person and technical director for ESPN, ABC, TNN and FOX Sports. Lott moved to Alaska in 1997 and took a job at KUAC-TV in Fairbanks. In Anchorage, she produced “Inside Alaska,” a nightly newsmagazine at KTVA-TV. She also worked as an independent writer and producer, served as the editor of Anchorage magazine, the managing editor of the Anchorage Press, and has been a regular freelance contributor to Alaska magazine. She has a bachelor’s degrees in journalism and film from the University of Wisconsin and a master’s degree in northern history from the University of Alaska.
Ed Schoenfeld, 56, is Regional News Director for CoastAlaska, a consortium of public radio stations in Ketchikan, Juneau, Sitka, Petersburg and Wrangell. He’s also worked as a manager, editor and reporter for the Juneau Empire newspaper and Juneau public radio station KTOO. He’s also reported for commercial station KINY in Juneau and public stations KPFA in Berkley, WYSO in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and WUHY in Philadelphia. He’s lived in Alaska since 1979 and is a regular contributor to Alaska Public Radio Network newscasts, the Northwest (Public Radio) News Network and National Native News. He was elected to the press club board in May of 2010.
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Annie Feidt is a producer, reporter and editor for Alaska News Nightly at the Alaska Public Radio Network. She joined APRN in 2004 after several years at Minnesota Public Radio. Her journalism career began running teleprompter at CNN in Atlanta in 1997. In Alaska, Annie has reported from an icebreaker in the Bering Sea, followed a polar bear biologist onto the Chukchi Sea ice and spent days on a fishing tender in Prince William Sound. Annie’s stories have appeared on NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered and on the public radio program Marketplace.
Victoria Barber is editor of the Anchorage Press, which coincidentally was her favorite newspaper back when it was launched in the ‘90s and she was a student at
Steller Secondary School in Anchorage. Prior to the Press, Barber lived and traveled around the state as an editor and reporter for several small-town Alaska newspapers—starting with Dutch Harbor Fisherman in 2008, followed by The Arctic Sounder in Barrow/Kotzebue, The Tundra Drums in Bethel and the Seward Journal. She has also been a contributing writer for First Alaskans Magazine. Barber was a 2010 Logan Science Journalism fellow and a finalist for the international Knight Fellowship award at MIT.
You can find her online at anchoragepress.com
Jill Burke is a staff writer with Alaska Dispatch. In her previous life she worked as a broadcaster for Anchorage’s NBC and CBS affiliates. Jill can still be seen on TV on “Alaska Edition,” a public television public-affairs program. She writes about a wide range of topics, from life in rural Alaska to politics and every March she gets a taste of true Alaska adventure as a journalist covering the famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
Find her work online at alaskadispatch.com.
Tony Gorman is the news director for KCHU-AM Terminal Radio in Valdez and sports reporter for The Valdez Star. Prior to moving to Valdez, he was the reporter for KSTK-FM in Wrangell and news director for KSDP-AM in Sand Point. Tony also spent time reporting in Wichita, KS, and Lincoln, NE.
Heather Bryant is currently the New Media Producer for KTOO radio and 360 North. She is also the founder of Alaska Media Lab, where she writes about digital tools for journalists and trends in Alaska media. She graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks with a degree in Journalism in 2012 where she also studied digital design. Heather is a photographer and freelance web designer who’s interested in how technology can be used to enhance journalism. She’s an unapologetic font snob, in love with the internet and really hopes the light at the end of the tunnel is a computer screen.
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Andrew Sheeler is a reporter working for the Ketchikan Daily News. His journalism career started at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where he wrote for and then edited the weekly newspaper, The Sun Star. From there, he worked as a reporter and copy-editor for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner before moving to rainy Ketchikan. He also does the occasional freelance job. Andrew once spent a Labor Day weekend in a South Florida homeless shelter, where he wrote and edited for a special edition of its paper, The Homeless Voice. He writes for truth and justice, one story at a time.
Kathleen McCoy has worked as a journalist in Alaska since 1981, including 10 months at the Nome Nugget and 26 years at the Anchorage Daily News as a reporter, Sunday magazine editor, features editor, senior editor and assistant managing editor for features and interactivity. She left ADN in October, 2008 for an electronic media position at the University of Alaska Anchorage, adding video and audio podcasting to their Web site through the Advancement Office. McCoy obtained her journalism degree from UC Berkeley in 1975 and was a 2007 John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University.
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