Former ADN editor Howard Weaver talks with ADN columnist Julia O'Malley about his memoir, 'Write Hard, Die Free'

2012-05-22 by

Howard Weaver was born in Anchorage and began writing for the Anchorage Daily News (ADN) during his junior year at East Anchorage High School in 1967. He worked at the ADN from 1972-1995, as a police reporter, court reporter, legislative correspondent, daily columnist, managing editor and held full editorial responsibility of the paper in 1983.

Twice he led the ADN to Pulitzer Prizes: in 1976 for coverage of the Alaska Teamsters Union during construction of the trans-Alaska pipeline and in 1989 for coverage of alcoholism and suicide among Alaska Natives.

Here he is interviewed by ADN columnist and 2012 Alaska Press President Julia O’Malley. The event was a part of the Alaska Press Club J-Week conference held on the UAA campus in April, 2012.

This podcast was recorded at the UAA Campus Bookstore on April 20, 2012.

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For More Information:

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'Farewell to Alaska; valedictory for the Historical Society'
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'Turning the page..." from his blog Etaoin Shrdlu
UAA Campus Bookstore
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