UAF Journalism - Tell Great Stories
  • Snedden Chair Julia Duin provides a free public lecture in UAF's Murie Auditorium.

    Snedden Chair Julia Duin provides a free public lecture in 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • MISSION PREP--Capt. Dave Provencher, of the 1-24th Infantry command staff, walks News Writing students through a scale map of exercises involving his regiment and other units of Fort Wainwright's 1-25 Stryker Brigade.

    MISSION PREP--Capt. Dave Provencher, of the 1-24th Infantry command staff, walks News Writing students through a scale map of exercises involving his regiment and other units of Fort Wainwright's 1-25 Stryker Brigade.

  • 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.

  • ELECTION NIGHT--Assemblymen John Davies fields questions from News Writing students.

    ELECTION NIGHT--Assemblymen John Davies fields questions from News Writing students.

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.

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Snedden Chair for Academic Year 2014-2015: Julia Duin

Julia Duin, UAF’s ninth visiting Snedden Chair of Journalism, describes herself as a “military brat,” whose first introduction to the state came as the daughter of a U.S. Coast Guard officer.

She earned her BA in English from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore., in 1978, the same year her father became the Coast Guard admiral over all of Alaska.
 
Duin began her career in journalism covering police and municipalities for small newspapers in Oregon and South Florida. In 1986, she landed a job with the Houston Chronicle as a full-time religion writer. She received a MA in religion at a seminary in western Pennsylvania in 1992. She then worked as a city editor for the Daily Times in Farmington NM before moving to Washington DC in 1995 to be an assistant national editor with the Washington Times.

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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.

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