Committed to professional excellence and the promotion of the highest ethical standards in communications fields, to equal opportunity in those fields, and to the rights and responsibilities of the First Amendment.
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May 1: Mark Trahant, UAA 2014 Atwood Chair: "Are you a journalist .. or do you work for a living?" Journalism in the age of social media.
Journalist Mark Trahant serves as the 20th Atwood Chair of Journalism at the University of Alaska Anchorage. The position brings nationally known journalists to teach courses and speak to students, journalists and the public in Alaska.
Trahant is an editor, reporter, columnist, television correspondent and the author of several books. A member of Idaho’s Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and former president of the Native American Journalists Association, he has been reporting on Native American issues since the 1970s. Trahant’s most recent book “The Last Great Battle of the Indian Wars,” is about Sen. Henry M. Jackson. He also publishes a daily poem about the news to Twitter @newsrimes4lines.
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2014 Communications Contest
The 2014 online Communications Contest is now closed.Find more information about future contests here.
Check out the 2013 Communications contest winners here.
Save the date
Mark your calendars for these upcoming events, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Kinley's Restaurant & Bar, 3230 Seward Hwy., Anchorage, Alaska
March 6: Dr. Lynne Curry, trainer, consultant, business advice columnist
April 3: (revised) Jan Ingram and Rick Goodfellow, KLEF 98.1 FM's 25th anniversary and Alaska Ghost Tours
May 1: Mark Trahant, UAA 2014 Atwood Chair
June 5: Fran Ulmer, author of children's book, "Living with Katy"
Sept. 11: David Jensen, pet-ography book "It's Important to Paws"
Oct. 2: Bill Sherwonit
(June 2015 Shirley Holloway)
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Alaska Professional Communicators was founded as Alaska Press Women in Fairbanks in 1961 just two years after Alaska became a state. Pioneer Alaskan journalist Kay Kennedy believed a professional network would benefit female writers and journalists who were geographically scattered and often isolated from other professional women in the "last frontier" state.
Thirty-five years later, the membership voted to change the organization's name to Alaska Professional Communicators to better reflect its diverse nature. Today's members include women and men who work as professional communicators, journalists, writers, editors, teachers, photographers, free-lancers, marketers and public relations specialists.
Together we promote high ideals in print, broadcast and electronic journalism, exchange journalistic ideas and experiences, offer continuing education opportunities to members, and serve the public's right-to-know.
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Membership Application (PDF)
Four members of APC attended the 2013 NFPW Conference in Salt Lake City in August. View the Alaska attendees and photos of the conference and tours from NFPW's Flickr site.
Members Honored at November Meeting
Teeka Ballas, (r) Recipient of 2013 Kay Kennedy Gold Nugget Award presented by Sherrie Simmonds, President
Elise Patkotak (r) recipient of 2013 Betzi Woodman Spark Plug Award presented by Diane Walters, immediate past-president