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

Local news organizations can create stronger ties with the communities they serve and find sources by submitting questions to the public in “callouts.” There are several ways of doing this— from online forms to in-person events. A good callout has a clear audience in mind, and is transparent about what will be done with the…

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 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…