Diversity In News Coverage

Mark Trahant. Photo courtesy of UAA.
Mark Trahant. Photo courtesy of UAA.

This year’s University of Alaska Anchorage Atwood Chair of Journalism is the first Native to hold the position. Alaska residents come from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds and the state is home to half of the nation’s tribes, yet most of the reporters in the state are white. Does this matter? What changes when there is more diversity in reporting?

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HOST:  Lori TownsendAlaska Public Radio Network


  • Mark Trahant, Atwood Chair of Journalism, University of Alaska Anchorage


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Lori Townsend is the news director and senior host for Alaska Public Media. You can send her news tips and program ideas for Talk of Alaska and Alaska Insight at ltownsend@alaskapublic.org or call 907-550-8452.

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