Scott Jensen 2011 Atwood Chair of Journalism Lecture

2011-03-20 by News, Sports, and Art

Mr. Jensen presents “The Threat No One Predicted,” a talk about how this brand-new beast, the hungry consumivore—is successfully satisfying its hunger for online content at the expense of information professionals.

Recorded Feb. 22, 2011.

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Poynter Institute visual journalist Sara Quinn talks about the future of journalism

2010-04-26 by

Trained as a journalist, designer and illustrator, Sara Quinn has edited and designed magazines, Web sites, books and newspapers. She has almost two decades of experience in newsrooms and currently teaches in the areas of visual journalism, leadership and multimedia at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies. She spent a whirlwind week at UAA as the visiting Atwood Chair for the Department of Journalism and Public Communication.

Quinn’s public talk, titled ‘New Challenges, New Passions for a New Journalism,’ will address how young media professionals can prepare themselves for careers that have yet to be clearly defined.

This podcast was recorded April 12, 2010.

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Poynter Institute
Sara Quinn's faculty page at the Poynter Institute
Dept. of Journalism and Public Communication
UAA's JPC home page

The future of newspapers with ADN editor Pat Dougherty

2009-11-11 by

The editor of the Anchorage Daily News, Pat Dougherty, speaks about the future of newspapers at the Department of Journalism & Public Communication’s Brown Bag Lunch Presentation.

This pocast was recorded on Nov. 5, 2009.

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Journalism panel: Covering politics in the digital age

2009-04-09 by

Patrick Yack, Atwood Chair for Journalism at UAA’s Department of Journalism and Public Communications, convened a panel of three Alaska journalists to discuss how the constant news cycle, social media. interactive tools and Gov. Sarah Palin’s step into the national limelight as a Republican vice presidential candidate affected their coverage. Panelists included Kyle Hopkins, reporting for the Anchorage Daily News and contribution to the newspaper’s Alaska Politics blog; Tony Hopfinger, reporting for Bloomberg News and publisher of the news and opinion site, Alaska Dispatch; and Rachel D’Oro, reporting for the Associated Press.

This podcast was recorded at UAA on April 8, 2009.

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UAA Podcast, Atwood Chair
Patrick Yack discusses changes and stresses in journalism
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News and opinion Web site published by Tony Hopfinger and Amanda Coyne
Panel video podcast
This same panel discussion on video
ADN's Alaska Politics blog
Political blog written by Anchorage Daily News staff
Associated Press
News site

2009 Atwood Professor Patrick Yack on the changing landscape of journalism

2009-04-06 by

Smaller newsrooms, commentary blogs, Twitter—what does it all mean for the news consumer and for the aspiring journalism student. Seasoned journalist Patrick Yack offers insight into the challenges, conflicts and opportunities that the current petri dish of journalism offers us. He also introduces the topic of an April 8 panel: Palin, Politics and the Internet, with local journalists Kyle Hopkins of the Anchorage Daily News, Tony Hopfinger of Alaska Dispatch, and Rachel D’Oro of the Associated Press. This event is in the UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307 at 1 p.m. on April 8.

Professor Yack is interviewed here by Kathleen McCoy of University Relations. This podcast was recorded Monday, April 6, 2009.

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Atwood Chair press release
Patrick Yack's background and expertise explained.
Green & Gold
April 8 journalism panel announcement