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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Oct. 2 Animal Stories: Encounters with Alaska’s Wildlife
Born in Bridgeport, Conn., nature writer Bill Sherwonit has called Alaska home since 1982. He has contributed essays and articles to a wide variety of newspapers, magazines, journals, and anthologies and is the author of more than a dozen books. His newest book is a collection of essays, Animal Stories: Encounters with Alaska’s Wildlife, published in September 2014 by Alaska Northwest Books. His website is www.billsherwonit
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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 2014 Communications contest winners here.
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Mark your calendars for these upcoming events, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Kinley's Restaurant & Bar, 3230 Seward Hwy., Anchorage, Alaska
Sept. 11: David Jensen, pet-ography book "It's Important to Paws"
Oct. 2: Bill Sherwonit
Nov. 6: Jill Shepherd
Dec. 4: John Tracy
Jan. 8: Grethen Bersch
Feb. 5: Kate Landis
March 5: Mark Trahant
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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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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