Luncheon Speakers

May 6, 2021 — John McKay — Observations from 40+Years in Alaska Journalism

During more than 40 years of practicing law in Alaska, John McKay has represented Alaskan and national news organizations, photographers, artists, and others on libel, privacy and copyright issues, access to government proceedings and records, subpoenas to journalists, secret settlements by public agencies, cameras in courts, and many other matters. He taught Media Law at […]

April 1, 2021 — Anne Coray — Green Shoots from Old Roots: Writing about the Environment

Anne Coray, author of the recently published novel Lost Mountain, will discuss her writing and changes she’s seen as a resident of remote Southwest Alaska. She will also explore the evolution of nature writing and its contemporary offshoot—eco-literature. Coray is the author of three poetry collections, coeditor of Crosscurrents North: Alaskans on the Environment, and […]

March 4, 2021 — Amy Gulick — The Salmon Way: An Alaska State of Mind

Intrigued that there is still a place in the world where the lives of people and salmon are linked, photographer and author Amy Gulick traveled throughout Alaska to explore the web of human relationships that revolve around these extraordinary fish. Commercial fishermen took her on as crew; Alaska Native families taught her the art of […]

Feb. 4, 2021 — Francesca DuBrock, Chief Curator of the Anchorage Museum — Introduction to Extra Tough: Women of the North (on Zoom)

Francesca Du Brock, Chief Curator at the Anchorage Museum, will discuss a current exhibit at the museum that features the vital roles of both indigenous and newcomer women in northern communities. In her role as curator, Du Brock focuses on developing projects and exhibitions that reflect the diversity of people living in the North. Bilingualism, […]

Jan. 7, 2021 — Tracy Sabo — New Landscape of TV News in Alaska (on Zoom)

Tracy Sabo, Director of News and Content for Alaska’s News Source, will discuss the changing television news market, including the outcome of the KTUU acquisition of KTVA, during a Zoom meeting sponsored by Alaska Professional Communicators. Sabo leads a team of journalists at KTUU/KYES. She spent more than 19 years at CNN and held roles […]