Let’s Gather! 2023 conference Save the Date

Save the Date: 2023 Alaska Press Club Conference! We’re back in person for the first time in three years. Join us in Anchorage April 21-22 for two days of speakers, skill building and networking, capped with a keynote by NPR’s Ayesha Rascoe. Radio Day is back, too: April 20 at Alaska Public Media. Keep an…

2022 Call for Entries

Our 2022 Alaska Press Club Contest is open! Submit your best work from calendar year 2022. We have three new categories this year: Best Fisheries Reporting, Best Natural Sound Video Journalism, and Best Natural Sound Audio Journalism. Early entry deadline: Friday, Feb. 3, 2023 6 p.m. AKST Final entry deadline: Friday, Feb. 10, 2023 6…

How to get ideas for coverage and reach more people by asking your audience

Social media presents a challenge to the traditional role news organizations have played as gatekeepers of information — anyone with a smartphone can now engage in public discourse. But by submitting questions to the public in  “callouts,” newsrooms can find valuable new leads and gain a deeper understanding of what the public needs. “We can…

Fairness in criticism with Sam Sifton

Sam Sifton’s experience is in restaurant reviewing, but the lessons from his Alaska Press Club presentation on fairness in criticism can be applied to all kinds of reporting.  Sifton is a national editor at the New York Times, where he has served as the culture editor and food reviewer. Alaska journalist Julia O’Malley introduced Sifton,…

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 Valley) The Ketchikan Daily News Kodiak Daily Mirror Cordova Times Arctic Sounder Bristol Bay Times & The Dutch Harbor Fisherman Nome Nugget Skagway News Chilkat Valley News (Haines) Petersburg Pilot Homer News Yukon…