JWAC's 2018-2019 Season #36:
(Events are added all year, so check back often.)

Place and time details are determined as events approach, and events are added to the schedule throughout the season. Check back often for new information, and be sure to join our e-mail notifications list to receive regular updates. You can also (sometimes) find us on Facebook.

JWAC board meetings are typically the second Tuesday of the month at 5:00 at the KTOO conference room. You are welcome to attend!

World Affairs Forum 2019: 'Modern Journalism: The Role of News Media in a Changing World'

March 29 & 30, 2019| UAS Egan Lecture Hall

Click here for schedule and speaker details

During this two-day event we will hear from eight experts joining us from all over the nation. As confidence in news media declines and any story someone doesn’t like is often called "fake news," we believe it’s time for a public discussion of the media landscape. National surveys indicate that trust in news media credibility continues to decline and fewer people are accessing news. When they do, it’s often from the echo chambers of social media, perpetuating their biases. Key politicians call journalists the "enemy of the people" and many of their constituents embrace the sentiment. We hope to consider a number of issues, including media ownership, the thinning line between news and opinion, and tools to help consumers become more media literate. JWAC and UAS believe local discussions of these issues are the first step to a broader dialogue.

Presented in partnership with the University of Alaska Southeast.

Video recordings of all the presentations will be available in the weeks following the Forum (lots of preocessing involved in getting them ready).

All of our speaker events are free and open to the public, so come on over, we'd love to see you.

JWAC takes no stand on any public issue, nor recommends any policy, party, viewpoint, or candidate.