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.
- Professor Lynne Snifka recently published an article on Smithsonian.com!
- Snedden Chair Lecture from Julia Duin - Full Talk & Clips now online!
- Snedden Chair Lecture from Richard Murphy - Full Talk & Clips now online!
- Snedden Lecture: Susan White - Full Talk & Clips now online!
- Article: KSUA student-run radio station at UAF voted country's best
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 Guest Lecturer - Mike McGrath
Upcoming Public Lecture
Oct 7, 2015 at 7:00 Murie Auditorium, UAF
Originally from Tipperary in Ireland, Matt edited computer magazines for several years before joining BBC Radio 5 live at its launch in 1994. Following stints as producer and reporter, Matt became the station's science specialist in 1997. He joined the BBC World Service in 2006 as environment reporter.
He has covered some of the major issues in science and environment in that period including mad cow disease, cloning, global warming and GM food.
Highlights include reporting from the solar eclipse in the UK in 1999 and travelling to the Arctic in 2007. Matt tested the temperatures in Copenhagen by jumping into the icy harbour waters during the UN summit in 2009. He has reported from many parts of the world and almost every American state, apart from Alaska!
Over the years Matt has also reported extensively on the scientific impacts of doping in sport.
He was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2010-11.
Dark Winter Nights - True Stories from Alaska
Fairbanks' Premier Live Storytelling Event is back for its fifth major event this fall - watch this space for news. In the meantime, links for DWN information, podcast and social media accounts can be found below:
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: