#AKleg covered! State budget basics with Larry Persily and Tim Bradner

Dec. 11, 2020 — In this recording, Alaska Press Club members heard from Tim Bradner, co-owner of the Alaska Legislative Digest, and Larry Persily, UAA’s Atwood Chair of Journalism. The pair discussed where the money comes from that is so heavily debated during session, as well as pitfall journalists should avoid while covering the state…

Connecting with community: A journalism workshop series

Knowing the communities you serve increases trust and supports public participation. Enhance your skills in doing journalism that generates stronger relationships, mutual understanding and empathy with communities so everyone thrives. This series is presented by Alaska Press Club and the Alaska Humanities Forum. The Sixth W: What’s Possible Now? Listening to what’s possible leads to stories that give life…

Introducing a UAA journalism class designed for working professionals

UAA’s Journalism and Public Communications Department — in collaboration with the Alaska Press Club — is excited to offer an online professional development course this spring semester, taught by a team of local and national guest professionals who will provide a range of digital skills training. This course, facilitated by Elizabeth Arnold, is designed for professionals in journalism and strategic communications and…

#AKleg covered! With Alaska Legislative Librarian Jennifer Fletcher

Nov. 12, 2020 – In this recording, Alaska Press Club members heard from Legislative Librarian Jennifer Fletcher on how to fine-tune research and navigate the legislature’s website as #akleg season approaches. Fletcher provided some tips to reporters on streamlining questions and ways the Legislative Library can assist with research. “We treat all requests as confidential,…

From Start to Funded: How to write a grant for you and your newsroom

“Grant Writing: From Start to Funded” led by Meredith Noble at learngrantwriting.org is a month-long cohort through the month of November fully funded by the Alaska Press Club with support from Atwood Foundation and Knight Foundation in partnership with Rasmuson Foundation. Alaska Press Club members are encouraged to sign up for this 30-day class —…

Congratulations to Alaska Press Club 2020 grant recipients

In 2020, Alaska Press Club is funding professional development opportunities with support from Atwood Foundation and Knight Foundation in partnership with Rasmuson Foundation. We’re partnering with news organizations, educational institutions and individuals to offer training tools and workshops that will provide reporters with the knowledge, skills and inspiration needed to do the work Alaskans depend on. Applications are accepted on a…

Letter to the governor’s office: Request regarding press communications

The Alaska Press Club board sent a letter to the Governor’s office on Friday, Oct. 9. The letter expressed the concerns journalists across Alaska have regarding the cooperativeness of Alaska’s state leadership. “In communications with state officials and the governor’s office, our reporters across platforms are experiencing an unprecedented lack of transparency and lack of…

Media in Alaska

Alaska newspaper sites Anchorage Daily News Anchorage Press (Alternative weekly) Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Juneau Empire Peninsula Clarion (Kenai Peninsula) The Frontiersman (Mat-Su Valleys) The Ketchikan Daily News Kodiak Daily Mirror Alaska Star (Chugiak-Eagle River) Cordova Times Arctic Sounder Bristol Bay Times & The Dutch Harbor Fisherman Seward Phoenix Log Tundra Drums Valdez Star Nome Nugget…

Best practices for Alaska newsrooms during coronavirus outbreak

Updated March 24, 2020 – To protect our Alaska journalism workforce and the public, Alaska Press Club asks members to be aware of the guidance and instructions from local officials and how our actions could potentially impact our own health and the health of others. Thank you all for the work you are doing for…

The Alaska Press Club statement on Sen. David Wilson slapping a reporter

​Members of the Alaska Press Club ​board ​believe reporters should be free to do their jobs anywhere, including in the halls of Alaska’s ​Capitol, without fear of physical harm. The club condemns the actions of Sen. David Wilson ​on May 2 and urges the ​Legislature to ensure all reporters at the Capitol are treated professionally.