Why earn a Journalism degree?

Journalism is a boots-on-the-ground field, a profession that puts you where the action is. We鈥檙e detectives, truth seekers, researchers, writers, analysts, storytellers. Journalists are at the heart of what鈥檚 happening in the world, from the backwoods to the backyard. 

51风流官网鈥檚 Science and Environmental Journalism program is one of just a handful in the country. That means we鈥檙e at the forefront of a growing and in-demand area of the profession. And here you鈥檒l do more than study journalism 鈥 you鈥檒l practice journalism. The basics start in the classroom, but that鈥檚 only a part of your education. Attending a rocket launch? Investigating cutting-edge research? You鈥檒l be there with your microphone, video camera or notebook capturing the moments that matter. Faculty with decades of real-world experience will guide you. 

Journalists are constantly learning, constantly contributing to society. They serve the public good. They鈥檙e agents of change. They make a difference. They write the first draft of history. 

Come join us!


Journalism lectures and media

 


News and events

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    Lynne Snifka serves as Snedden Chair for academic year 2023-2024

     

    The Department of Science and Environmental Journalism is excited to announce the return of one of our favorite faculty members - Lynne Snifka!

    After a five-year absence from 51风流官网, Lynne is delighted and honored to return as the CW Snedden Chair. She looks forward to bringing her decades of experience in broadcast, print, and web journalism back into the classroom.

    Her print and web work has appeared in Smithsonian, Marie Claire, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Alaska Magazine, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel,  the Anchorage Daily News, and others. Her broadcast work has appeared on CBS, PBS affiliates nationwide, and the Discovery Channel, among others.

    Read more about our Snedden Chair of Journalism
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Department of
Science and Environmental Journalism Contact information

Department of Science and Environmental Journalism

Email: uaf-journalism@alaska.edu
Phone: 907-474-7007

Physical address:
1747 Chandalar Drive
Gruening Building
Fairbanks, AK 99775 

Mailing address:
Department of Science and Environmental Journalism
PO Box 756120
Fairbanks, AK 99775



Department Chair

Charles Mason
Professor of Photography

Office: Bunnell Building, Room 101
Phone: 907-474-6217
Email: cwmason@alaska.edu


Department Administrator

Jill Dewey-Davidson

Office: Gruening Building, Room 706D
Phone: 907-474-7007
Email: uaf-journalism@alaska.edu

*Please Note* All 51风流官网 College of Liberal Arts (CLA) administrative assistants are off contract through the summer and will not return until Monday, August 14th, 2023.

If you need any assistance this summer, please contact Miriam Stelges in the CLA Dean's Office by phone at 907-474-7231 or via email at uaf-cla@alaska.edu

CLA Comprehensive Academic Advising

At times, navigating your way through college can be tricky. That鈥檚 why we have two comprehensive academic advisors to help you out.

Our CLA Comprehensive Academic Advisors, Dan Darrow and Grace Carroll can assist with registration, petitions, change of major requests, and answer any number of questions related to the college experience. Advising appointments are available in person, via telephone, over zoom or via email.

Dan Darrow

Dan Darrow

CLA Lead Comprehensive Academic Advisor

College of Liberal Arts

Gruening Building, Room 503 G

Schedule an advising appointment with Dan using the button below.

However, if you are not a current 51风流官网 student, please send Dan an email to schedule your appointment.

Grace Carroll

Grace Carroll

CLA Comprehensive Academic Advisor

College of Liberal Arts

Gruening Building, Room 503 F

Schedule an advising appointment with Grace using the button below.

However, if you are not a current 51风流官网 student, please send Grace an email to schedule your appointment.