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.
As the media industry continues an era of unprecedented change, UAF is committed to training the next generation of multimedia journalists. With a journalism degree from UAF, you’ll be ready to not only thrive in today’s media landscape, but also to help shape it. Our program combines a solid liberal arts education with a curriculum that focuses on skills rather than the latest software platform. Our graduates have gone on to become newspaper reporters, digital media producers, television news anchors and award-winning photographers.
With an excellent faculty to student ratio, you’ll get personal attention from professors who are also working journalists. Small classes and access to the latest equipment — from HD video cameras to digital voice recorders to flyable drones equipped with GoPro cameras — mean you’ll enjoy hands-on experience collecting and telling stories that truly impact people’s lives.
While you’re enrolled in UAF’s journalism program, you’ll contribute to the program’s award-winning website, Extreme Alaska. You may see your photographs and stories in print in The Sun Star, the student newspaper. You’ll host an opening of your own photography show. You may hear your stories on the student radio station, KSUA, or on the local public radio station, KUAC, both located on campus. You’ll also complete an internship with an established media outlet.
As a student of UAF Journalism, you’ll know the satisfaction of a job well done, feel the adrenaline rush of completing a story on deadline and enjoy the delicious sense that what you do every day really counts. So unleash your curiosity and join us.
UAF Journalism: Tell Great Stories.
Snedden Chair Public Lecture Series
From the pope to Pentecostal serpent handlers: Bringing meaning into journalism
October 1st, 2014 - 7pm
UAF's Murie Building Auditorium
Julia Duin has been a reporter for the Houston Chronicle and was an assistant national editor for The Washington Times for more than 14 years. More recently, she was a frequent writer for the Washington Post Sunday magazine and Style section along with the Wall Street Journal, the Economist and CNN.com. She's earning a second master's degree this fall, has written five books and has covered events from Iceland and Israel to Iraq and India having to do with religion, foreign policy, education and politics.
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.