About the Chair

The Atwood Chair of Journalism was established at the University of Alaska Anchorage in 1979 by Robert B. Atwood, Publisher of the Anchorage Times, and his wife, Evangeline Atwood, to help advance the quality of print and broadcast Journalism in Alaska.

Funds for the Chair are used to bring nationally recognized journalists / educators to the Department of Journalism and Public Communications as distinguished visiting professors.

These outstanding professionals teach the foundation courses in news-writing and reporting as well as hold seminars in various broad issues of journalism.  Students from all disciplines are encouraged to enroll in the seminars.

They also work with the journalists of Anchorage and Alaska, and are active in representing the journalism profession in the community.

The students and faculty of Journalism and Public Communications are proud to be a part of a program that has the Atwood Chair of Journalism.