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.
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.
- Snedden Chair Richard Murphy covers the Yukon Quest in this ADN Photo Series
- Newsweek quotes Prof. O'Donoghue on neighborhood racial polarization back in the '90s contributing to Hartman murder tensions.
- "Native America Calling" features exoneree Kevin Pease, Prof. O'Donoghue, AK Innocence Project's Bill Oberley, crusading blogger April Monroe fielding questions about Fairbanks Four from listeners around nation.
- Alaska Dispatch highlights role of Prof. O'Donoghue and UAF Journalism students in column following Fairbanks Four release from prison.
- Daily Beast coverage credits Prof. O'Donoghue's work focusing attention on Fairbanks Four case.
- Snedden Lecturer Matt McGrath interviews Gov. Walker, J-Student Aaron Walling provides video, BBC NEWS LINK
- Recent ADN article features Snedden Chair Richard Murphy's work
- Professor Lynne Snifka recently published an article on Smithsonian.com!
Dark Winter Nights - True Stories from Alaska
STATEWIDE OPEN-MIC STORYTELLING EVENT
WHEN: Thursday, February 25, 6:00pm
WHERE: Noel Wein Public Library
Storytellers across the state will connect using the Online With Libraries video conferencing network to share their amazing true stories from Alaska! Come hear stories from fellow Alaskans and share your own in this first ever, statewide, open-mic storytelling event.
ARCTIC SCIENCE SUMMIT WEEK STORYTELLING NIGHT
WHEN: Friday, March 11, 7:00pm
WHERE: Pioneer Park Civic Center Theater
Come hear scientists and researches share stories from their adventures in the arctic!
Dark Winter Nights isn't just a live storytelling event - it's a radio and television program and a podcast! Connect with DWN through our social media outlets for updates: