2019 Alaska Press Club Conference

Theme: Craft

April 25-27, 2019 at the University of Alaska Anchorage and Alaska Public Media.

Registration: Become an Alaska Press Club member to receive entry to conference sessions.

General $30 | Associate $45 | Student $10
(Which kind of member am I?)

Purchase memberships and awards celebration tickets here.

Conference Schedule is still coming together. Check back for more!

Travel Information

Visiting Speakers:

Keynote Lakshmi Singh is midday newscaster for NPR. She joined NPR’s award-winning Newscast Unit in 2000.

Singh’s experience extends beyond the studio booth to domestic and international field reporting. From comprehensive coverage of the infamous sniper shootings in the Washington, DC, area to in-depth feature reporting on immigration from both sides of the border, Singh’s stories reflect the magic of radio. In her pieces, Singh tries to get the right mix of rich sound and descriptive narrative to transport listeners to a place hidden deep in one’s imagination.


Brett Wilkison – Santa Rosa Press Democrat


Merrill Perlman is a consultant who works with news organizations, private companies and journalism organizations, specializing in editing and the English language. She spent 25 years at The New York Times in jobs ranging from copy editor to director of copy desks, in charge of all 150-plus copy editors at The Times. Merrill is a recipient of the Glamann Award from the American Copy Editors Society and the University of Missouri Honor Medal in Journalism. She was a reporter for four years before becoming an editor.

She is an adjunct assistant professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.the instructor of Writers Without Editors: How to Edit Your Own Writing, an online seminar at Poynter’s NewsU, the presenter of The Art and Science of Editing, a Webinar at NewsU, and Becoming a More Effective Writer: Clarity and Organization. She also writes the Language Corner column for the Columbia Journalism Review.


Ted Land is a multimedia video journalist at KING 5 News in Seattle, where he shoots, writes and edits stories on a wide range of topics. He’s previously worked in Anchorage at KTUU, South Bend, Reno and the Chicago area, where he grew up.

He’s earned five Emmy awards for his work, and a National Edward R. Murrow award for writing. He won the 2018 Washington State Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Media Award for his segment “Washington teens help peers confront suicide epidemic.”


Thank You To:

Student Showcase

Our 2019 Student Showcase at the Alaska Press Club Conference takes place Friday April 26 at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Email: for more information. High school and college students will present recent work.


Questions or concerns? Email


Help make the conference amazing. It takes many hands to put on a conference and there are a number of ways you can help out. Volunteers will receive a conference shirt or a ticket to the awards banquet depending on quantities available. Email

More to come!

Past Events

2018 Conference

2017 Conference Audio & Video

Missed a session? Find clips from presenters here.