UAF Communication and Journalism - Tell Great Stories.
  • UAF COJO students in class at Alaska Supreme Court with Justices Daniel Winfree and Susan Carney. Photo by Adam Tanner.

    UAF COJO students in class at Alaska Supreme Court with Justices Daniel Winfree and Susan Carney. Photo by Adam Tanner.

  • Snedden Lecturer Dorothy Parvaz (Al Jazeera) discusses the global refugee crisis during a recent public lecture at UAF.

    Snedden Lecturer Dorothy Parvaz (Al Jazeera) discusses the global refugee crisis during a recent public lecture at UAF.

  • Communication Graduate Students pose for a quick photo on campus.

    Communication Graduate Students pose for a quick photo on campus.

  • DARK WINTER NIGHTS: COJO Prof. Robert Prince interviews a hibernating ground squirel during a live storytelling event. CREDIT: Julien Schroder for ASSW2016

    DARK WINTER NIGHTS: COJO Prof. Robert Prince interviews a hibernating ground squirel during a live storytelling event. CREDIT: Julien Schroder for ASSW2016

  • Carolyn Cole, LA Times Photojournalist, provides a Free Public Lecture during her April visit as Snedden Guest Lecturer.

    Carolyn Cole, LA Times Photojournalist, provides a Free Public Lecture during her April visit as Snedden Guest Lecturer.

  • UAF COJO students attending class at the Fairbanks Correctional Center.

    UAF COJO students attending class at the Fairbanks Correctional Center.

  • Communication Graduates and Adjuncts pose with Dr. Taylor at the UA Museum of the North.

    Communication Graduates and Adjuncts pose with Dr. Taylor at the UA Museum of the North.

  • J-Student Aaron Walling shoots video as Snedden Lecturer Matt McGrath interviews Governor Walker for BBC News.

    J-Student Aaron Walling shoots video as Snedden Lecturer Matt McGrath interviews Governor Walker for BBC News.

  • Snedden Chair Richard Murphy discusses his work during a recent free Snedden Lecture at UAF's Murie Auditorium.

    Snedden Chair Richard Murphy discusses his work during a recent free Snedden Lecture at UAF's Murie Auditorium.

  • FIELD TEST--  Former Snedden Chair Richard Murphy portrays '97 mugging victim as students weigh Hartman murder testimony. Anne Bartholomew photo

    FIELD TEST-- Former Snedden Chair Richard Murphy portrays '97 mugging victim as students weigh Hartman murder testimony. Anne Bartholomew photo

  • FIELD HQ BRIEFING--News Writing student Ruby Walden questions Capt. David Provencher, of the 1-24th Infantry Regiment, about upcoming fall 2014 exercises at Fort Wainwright.

    FIELD HQ BRIEFING--News Writing student Ruby Walden questions Capt. David Provencher, of the 1-24th Infantry Regiment, about upcoming fall 2014 exercises at Fort Wainwright.

  • DARK WINTER NIGHTS - Fairbanks' premier live storytelling event has been created by Journalism's own Professor Robert Prince. PHOTO CREDIT: Julien Schroder for ASSW2016

    DARK WINTER NIGHTS - Fairbanks' premier live storytelling event has been created by Journalism's own Professor Robert Prince. PHOTO CREDIT: Julien Schroder for ASSW2016

  • Bernie Karl, owner of Chena Hot Springs Resort, discusses geothermal energy use with COJO students.

    Bernie Karl, owner of Chena Hot Springs Resort, discusses geothermal energy use with COJO students.

Timely and timeless... studying communication in all its varied forms invites us to think systematically and critically about questions that in some ways have never changed (the principles of public speaking today are not vastly theoretically different than they were 2500 years ago when Aristotle was writing about it, and the principles of good narrative development share much in common across cultures and across history). In other ways, the questions in communication are among the most current and cutting-edge, such as the ways in which social media and other information technologies influence how we interact, how we think, and how we get work done.

A degree in COJO blends theory and practice, helping students develop skills useful in the professions today, and for tomorrow.

Alberto Arce announced as Snedden Chair for upcoming academic year

UAFCOJO is excited to share the news that Alberto Arce will be joining our faculty for the entire upcoming academic year. Alberto studied Political Science in Spain and after a decade as a freelance journalist, he joined the AP in February 2012 as a correspondent for Honduras and Central America. For several years, Alberto was the only foreign correspondent to report from Tegucigalpa. He later joined AP's Mexico City bureau and The New York Times as a senior staff editor. He was also a 2018 Knight Wallace fellow at the University of Michigan. He has won the Rory Peck award for his TV coverage of the battle for Misrata during the Libyan civil war, a Fipresci award for To shoot an elephant, his documentary about the Cast Lead Operation in the Gaza Strip, and the Overseas Press Club Award for his coverage in Latin America. He has also reported from Lebanon, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran and Venezuela. He has published two books: Misrata Calling (2012) andáBlood Barrios (2015).

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