2018 Alaska Press Club Conference
Depth in Local Reporting”


Join us in Anchorage April 19-21, 2018 at University of Alaska Anchorage and Alaska Public Media.

Visiting Speakers:

LaforgiaKeynote: Michael LaForgia is a reporter on the Investigations Desk at The New York Times. He joined the Times in 2017 after working as an investigative reporter and editor for The Tampa Bay Times in Florida. Before that, he covered crime for The Palm Beach Post. He has twice won the Pulitzer Prize for local reporting, in 2014 for exposing problems in a Florida homeless program and in 2016 for a series on one Florida county’s neglect of schools in black neighborhoods.


Indhira_Rojas_by_Michelle_LeIndhira Rojas is the founder and creative director of Anxy magazine. For over a decade she has worked in the intersection of branding, editorial, and interaction design for The Bold Italic, Modern Farmer, Atlas Obscura and Medium. Rojas has also served as a facilitator, teacher, and mentor. She holds a Masters in Design from California College of the Arts and a Bachelors in Communication Design from Parsons The New School for Design. Her work has been featured in the New York Times Magazine and exhibited at Pasadena Museum of California Art in Los Angeles, California. When she is not hard at work, she enjoys traveling, photography, and immersing herself in the arts. Her favorite place is the beach in Samana, in her home country, Dominican Republic.

Tim Evans, Indianapolis Star Marketing Photo, 10/14/2014.Tim Evans has worked as a reporter at the Indianapolis Star since 1997. As a member of The Star’s investigative team, he has reported extensively on topics related to child welfare, the criminal justice system, and government and institutional accountability. Evans is a former Indiana Journalist of the Year, and recipient of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Casey Medal for reporting on children’s issues. In 2017, Evans and two colleagues who uncovered a national sex-abuse scandal in gymnastics received the Tom Renner Award from Investigative Reporters and Editors. Evans worked for 20 years as a reporter and editor at newspapers in Indiana and North Carolina prior to joining The Star.

JasonLambJason Lamb: For the past five years, Jason Lamb has told the stories of Middle Tennessee as a reporter for WTVF NewsChannel 5 in Nashville, but it was Alaska where he got his start as a reporter, working for Channel 2 News beginning in 2008.

Over the last 10 years, Jason’s storytelling has been honored with a national Edward R. Murrow Award for writing, two national SPJ Sigma Delta Chi Awards for feature reporting and a National Headliner Award, along with nine EMMYs.

In 2016, Jason was recognized with the NPPA Photojournalism Award for Reporting.

He has previously taught at the NPPA Southeast Storytelling Workshop in Atlanta, GA and he will be speaking later this year at the Ignite Your Passion Visual Storytelling Workshop.

Jason grew up in Beaverton, Oregon and graduated from the University of Missouri.


CatherineStewardCatherine Steward is a photojournalist for WTVF NewsChannel 5 in Nashville, Tennessee, but she knows Alaska well; she grew up in Palmer and graduated from UAA, before working at both KTVA 11 News and Channel 2 News.

In her time at WTVF, Catherine has received six EMMYs and a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for use of video.  Catherine was named NPPA TV Quarterly Contest Photographer of the Year for the West General region in 2012, and for the Central Top region in 2015.

She has served as a judge for the NPPA Best of Photojournalism Television Editing contest and the White House News Photographers Association.

Catherine has previously taught at the NPPA Southeast Storytelling Workshop in Atlanta, GA and he will be speaking later this year at the Ignite Your Passion Visual Storytelling Workshop.

Presenters: Alison McAdam, Sara Goo, Rob Byers, Keith Woods, Tulsi Kamath, Katie Orlinsky, Jose Del Real, Libby Casey


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

General $30 | Associate $45 | Student $10

Purchase memberships and awards celebration tickets here.

Student Showcase.

Our 2018 Student Showcase at the Alaska Press Club Conference takes place Friday April 20 at noon at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Email: for more information. High school and college students will present recent work.


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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

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