Journalism and Public Communications
- MSJ, Northwestern University, 1993
- EMBA, Benedictine University, 2000
BiographyPaola 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 ResponsibilitiesProfessor Banchero has taught a wide range of courses, from Corporate Communications to Documentary Filmmakers and Filmmaking to Magazines to Media Literacy.
Professional & Department ServiceShe 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.
- Indigenous media
- Religion and media
- Media literacy
- Climate change communication
PublicationsCo-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