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.
Join us in May
Student Scholarship and Annual Communications Contest Awards Luncheon: Thurs., May 2, 2013:
Scholarships and Contest awards announced, along with historical overview of Alaska Professional Communicators by members Pat Richardson and Carolyn Rinehart.
See more about the program and our speakers.
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Communications contest is now closed. Get the details here.
Save the date
Mark your calendars for these upcoming events, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Kinley's:
May 2: Communications Awards and Club History
June 6: Vic Fisher
July and August (No Meetings)
Sept. 5: Kaylene Johnson, her new book 'Canyons and Ice,' a biography of Dick Griffith
Oct. 3: Flip Todd, Todd Communications
Nov. 7: Shirley Holloway, Founder and Facilitator of Avant Guard Learning Alliance
Dec. 5: Sandy Harper, Behind the scenes at Cyrano's Theatre Company
Jan. 2, 2014: Michael Carey, Alaska Edition and Running host
Feb. 6: Polly Smith, executive director of the Alaska Literacy Program (ALP)
March 6: TBA
April 3: Lisa Murkowski, Alaska Senator
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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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