Paola Banchero

Paola Banchero

Associate Professor
Journalism and Public Communications
PSB 203E
907-786-4194
pbanchero@alaska.edu

Education

  • MSJ, Northwestern University, 1993
  • EMBA, Benedictine University, 2000 

Biography

Paola Banchero is a journalist with a lifelong interest in news. She worked as a reporter and editor at the Kansas City Star, the Kansas City Business Journal, the Wichita Eagle, the Arizona Daily Star, the Anchorage Daily News and in strategic communications for a large agribusiness. 

Teaching Responsibilities

Professor Banchero has taught a wide range of courses, from Corporate Communications to Documentary Filmmakers and Filmmaking to Magazines to Media Literacy. 

Professional & Department Service

She is the past chair of the department. She serves on a university-wide curriculum committee and has been active in the Alaska Press Club. She is a faculty adviser to The Northern Light and a member of the UAA Media Board. She has served on the Alaska Public Media Community Advisory Board for a number of years. 

Research Interests

  • Indigenous media 
  • Religion and media 
  • Media literacy 
  • Climate change communication 

Publications

Co-author, “River of Bears” documentary for UAA Planetarium and Visualization Theater 
"Looking Back on Forgotten Images of Injustice and Integration,” book review Journal of Magazine Media 

Career History/Work Experience

Banchero is a journalist with a lifelong interest in news. She worked as a reporter and editor at the Kansas City Star, the Kansas City Business Journal, the Wichita Eagle, the Arizona Daily Star, the Anchorage Daily News and in strategic communications for a large agribusiness.