Student work

Here at the Department of Communication & Journalism, our classes just don't send you away with knowledge that won't get you anywhere in life. We ready our students for the next step after college by introducing them to a variety of avenues to choose from after they graduate. In the real world, it's not about just showing experience at a four-year college but also being able to showcase your work from college in a professional way. The following represents a small showcase of student work over the past few semesters - keep coming back to this page as we continue to revise our list here.


Dark Winter Nights

Dark Winter Nights: True Stories from Alaska is a live storytelling event, television program, radio program and podcast in which Alaskans share their amazing stories about living in Alaska. 

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Extreme Alaska

Extreme Alaska, an online publication featuring the work of University of Alaska Journalism students that provides a glimpse into the extremes of living in Alaska, through photos, videos, and stories. 

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Julia Taylor:

  • Catching Up to the Quickly Changing Landscape of Health Care in Fairbanks - Alaska Commons
  • Alaska Travel Vignettes: Deadhorse - Alaska Commons

Spencer Tordoff:

Max Spindler:

Mackyle Bogachoff:

David Leslie:

Kelly Gitter:

Cover of book - Voices of our Ancestors

Joe Yates:

UAF student Joe Yates produced the award-winning documentary “Voices of our Ancestors” for Professor Prince’s Documentary Filmmaking course about he and his wife’s desire for their baby daughter to learn their Alaska Native languages and the challenges they face in trying to keep their traditional languages alive.

The Brutalist and the Dove

Student-produced Documentary developed for Summer Sessions' Hands-on Documentary (JRN 292):

Cody Mayo:

Karen Simmons:

JRN 454 Newscast:

Aaron Walling:

Annie Bartholomew:

Kathryn Reichert:

  • Basic Digital Photography [JRN 204] work featured in Memories, Stories, Histories at Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO. - C4FAP Website Link

Kaleb Yates:

  • Daily News-Miner Article about his documentary, Letters to Santa. Developed for Documentary Filmmaking (JRN 480) - Newsminer Article Link