Join Atwood Chair of Journalism Mike Doogan and a panel of journalists for a roundtable discussion about the present and future of Alaska journalism. Panelists are Elizabeth Arnold, NPR contributor and JPC faculty member; Jill Burke, Alaska Dispatch; Kyle Hopkins, reporter, Anchorage Daily News; Steve MacDonald, KTUU; and Pearl-Grace Rasmussen, UAA student journalist at KRUA-FM in a lively discussion recorded Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 at the Snow Goose Restaurant, 717 W. Third Ave. Brought to you by the UAA Department of Journalism and Public Communications.
Watch the event here: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/29128739
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Chirs Herberger & George Plumley of REM Data Service are nominated by Susan Bomalski for the 2011 Community Service Excellence Gold Pan Award. They are honored for supporting the Catholic Social Services Charity Ball.
KACN and Partners Support Initiatives to Expand Broadband Internet Access Throughout Alaska
In the Internet Age, the ability to research, investigate and communicate has a direct effect on one’s ability to learn, work, compete, communicate, organize, and prosper.
Unfortunately, there is a huge disparity in Alaskan’s ability access to information and opportunity through the Internet. Recent studies claim 77% of Alaskan enjoy broadband (high-speed) Internet access. What isn’t mentioned is how entire communities in Alaska still have no Internet access, or access with speeds as much as 1,000 times slower than what is typically enjoyed in urban environments like Anchorage. This greatly impedes these rural Alaskan’s opportunities
You can help us bridge this gap in Alaska by taking five minutes to participate in the 2011 . Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) Survey on Alaska Internet Access.
This survey is sponsored by the University of Alaska Sustainable Broadband Adoption project. Together with over 30 partner organizations and agencies, we are interested in learning more about your experience in connecting to and using the Internet.The information you provide will be combined with responses from others in your community and region to create a picture of broadband Internet access and use across Alaska. All of the responses you provide are anonymous and cannot be used to identify you personally.Thank you for your sincere interest in improving access to broadband technology in Alaska. We appreciate your time to complete the survey!
Media literacy extends beyond understanding how to use social media, cell phones, computers, Internet and media production. It includes the ability to create and utilize digital media to participate in civic life, and to have a solid understanding of the media policy issues that profoundly shape our lives and communities. It also requires us to rethink how we analyze, access and evaluate all forms of media, including the Internet, that provide us with information and entertainment and inundate us with new advertising and marketing strategies.
This session was filmed by Katy Parrish, General Manager, KACN Television, at the National Conference for Media Reform in Boston on April 10, provides the hands-on tools and resources needed for community members and media justice educators who want to integrate cell phone literacy, mobile broadband policy, Universal Service reforms, an open Internet and other media policy issues into a learning environment through teaching modules, multimedia and interactive workshops. The presenters will share their digital media toolkits and curricula, along with strategies and best practices for engaging communities in creating meaningful media change.
NCMR says “Thanks to Katy Parrish at KACN-TV Uniting Alaska for the footage.”
To see more of the conference, go to www.conference.freepress.net. For information about media issues, go to freepress.net