University of Alaska Anchorage
"Some of the best classes I took during my time at UAA were taught by Journalism and Communications professors. Class time was spent understanding how the world works and assignments were based on applying communication skills to real situations. Alaska is a small state, and the opportunities I have as a result of my time in the Journalism and Communications department are invaluable. I owe so much of where I am today to the fantastic people who teach and support that program."
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science with Minors in Journalism and Public Communications, Communication, and Economics, May 2016
2018 Commencement Speaker: Katherine Irwin
STUDENT MEDIA, PRODUCTIONS AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Journalism and Public Communications students are consistently involved in media production and community engagement. They work for organizations such as the Anchorage Press, Alaska Public Media, and the Anchorage Daily News. Recently, Professor Joy Chavez Mapaye’s students worked on rebranding a local company.
Larry Persily brings almost 50 years of journalism and public policy experience to his new position as the Atwood Chair of Journalism at the University of Alaska Anchorage for the 2019-2020 school year.