UAF Journalism
UAF Journalism - Tell Great Stories.
    UAF Journalism - Tell Great Stories
  • 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

  • Kyle Evans is working hard at his internship with KIAK-FM.

    Kyle Evans is working hard at his internship with KIAK-FM.

  • Snedden Chair Julia Duin discusses her work during a meet and greet with UAF students.

    Snedden Chair Julia Duin discusses her work during a meet and greet with UAF students.

  • HOW IT'S DONE-- Al Letson, host of "State of the RE:Union," discusses his NPR program's story selection process with UAF Radio Production students. Producer Delaney Hall and intern Eric Jones took turns fielding class questions.

    HOW IT'S DONE-- Al Letson, host of "State of the RE:Union," discusses his NPR program's story selection process with UAF Radio Production students. Producer Delaney Hall and intern Eric Jones took turns fielding class questions.

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

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

  • Multimedia journalist Mark Trahant, UAA's current Atwood chair, left UAF TV Reporting students Monica Combs and Aaron Berner encouraged about marketing online video packages.

    Multimedia journalist Mark Trahant, UAA's current Atwood chair, left UAF TV Reporting students Monica Combs and Aaron Berner encouraged about marketing online video packages.

  • Aaron Walling, Dyre Dammann, and Anthony Annis-Rastaetter practice using only ambient lighting for an interview in their JRN 480 Documentary Filmmaking course.

    Aaron Walling, Dyre Dammann, and Anthony Annis-Rastaetter practice using only ambient lighting for an interview in their JRN 480 Documentary Filmmaking course.

  • Journalism students Lindsey Von Borstel, Sophia Holton and John Hall field reporting at -20F.

    Journalism students Lindsey Von Borstel, Sophia Holton and John Hall field reporting at -20F.

  • Former Snedden Chair Richard Murphy leads a video chat lecture with Journalist Howard Weaver.

    Former Snedden Chair Richard Murphy leads a video chat lecture with Journalist Howard Weaver.

Unleash your curiosity.

Journalists explore issues, find answers, investigate mysteries, inform the public, expose wrongdoing and record history. We do it by telling stories.

At UAF Journalism, we teach the skills you need to succeed, whether in a newsroom or a boardroom. You’ll learn to question the status quo, research important issues, write stories that change lives, make photographs that capture the human spirit and shoot and edit video that illuminates the world around us. And instead of sitting in a classroom listening to endless lectures, you’ll learn these skills by actually doing them.

As the media industry continues an era of unprecedented change, UAF is committed to training the next generation of multimedia journalists. With a journalism degree from UAF, you’ll be ready to not only thrive in today’s media landscape, but also to help shape it. Our program combines a solid liberal arts education with a curriculum that focuses on skills rather than the latest software platform. Our graduates have gone on to become newspaper reporters, digital media producers, television news anchors and award-winning photographers.

With an excellent faculty to student ratio, you’ll get personal attention from professors who are also working journalists. Small classes and access to the latest equipment — from HD video cameras to digital voice recorders to flyable drones equipped with GoPro cameras — mean you’ll enjoy hands-on experience collecting and telling stories that truly impact people’s lives.

While you’re enrolled in UAF’s journalism program, you’ll contribute to the program’s award-winning website, Extreme Alaska. You may see your photographs and stories in print in The Sun Star, the student newspaper. You’ll host an opening of your own photography show. You may hear your stories on the student radio station, KSUA, or on the local public radio station, KUAC, both located on campus. You’ll also complete an internship with an established media outlet.

As a student of UAF Journalism, you’ll know the satisfaction of a job well done, feel the adrenaline rush of completing a story on deadline and enjoy the delicious sense that what you do every day really counts. So unleash your curiosity and join us.

UAF Journalism: Tell Great Stories.

Snedden Chair Public Lecture Series

From the pope to Pentecostal serpent handlers: Bringing meaning into journalism

October 1st, 2014 - 7pm

UAF's Murie Building Auditorium

Julia Duin has been a reporter for the Houston Chronicle and was an assistant national editor for The Washington Times for more than 14 years. More recently, she was a frequent writer for the Washington Post Sunday magazine and Style section along with the Wall Street Journal, the Economist and CNN.com. She's earning a second master's degree this fall, has written five books and has covered events from Iceland and Israel to Iraq and India having to do with religion, foreign policy, education and politics.

Read up on Julia's other accomplishments in her full biography located here.

UAF Journalism Mission Statement

Our mission is to prepare versatile journalists who are ably suited to enhance the profession in Alaska and elsewhere.   The Department is committed to the development of professional skills, critical thinking and journalistic ethics.