Luncheon Speakers

April 5, 2012–Personal Photo Journalism–Richard Murphy

Richard Murphy was the photo editor of the Anchorage Daily News from 1985 to 2011. During his time with the Daily News, he was on a team that won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. He and his team of photojournalists were nominated the next year for news photography. Murphy has also been a […]

Feb. 2, 2012–Digital Culture: The Positive and the Negative–Paola Banchero

Paola Banchero, associate professor and chair of the Department of Journalism and Public Communications at UAA, will speak at the monthly luncheon for Alaska Professional Communicators. Her focus is on young people, social media, and other aspects of digital culture. Banchero has 17 years of journalism experience — reporting from Guadalajara, Mexico to Anchorage — […]

Jan. 4, 2012–The Making of “Big Miracle” (the whale movie)–Jackie Purcell

Jackie Purcell, weatherperson for Channel 2 News, grew up in Anchorage. She assumed her present position in 1990, but that’s NOT what she’s going to talk about. At the monthly luncheon for Alaska Professional Communicators, Jackie will share stories of her debut in the movies — “Big Miracle” (the whale movie). As Jackie says, “I […]

Dec. 1. 2011–Many Genres, Many Stories–Jack Dalton

Jack Dalton, storyteller, author, and frequent artist-in-residence in classrooms, just doesn’t stop: he’s at work on a holiday show (Muktukmas!), an opera, and a new play. Jack has grown up an ambassador between the two worlds of his Yup’ik and European heritages. A professional storyteller, writer and teacher, Jack has been honored by the World […]