About the Northern Light

The Northern Light is a weekly University of Alaska Anchorage student publication funded by student media fees and advertising sales. Published every Tuesday during the school year and every second Tuesday during the summer, The Northern Light is distributed throughout the UAA campus and the Anchorage community. Total distribution is 5,000 copies during the spring and fall semesters and 2,000 copies during the summer semester.

The Northern Light is run solely by students. The staff is comprised of 30 writers and editors. The staff of The Northern Light is solely responsible for its contents, independent of student government, UAA's administration and the Department of Journalism and Public Communication. The Northern Light's advisors are there for guidance and continuity from year to year, but have no authority to censor or dictate newspaper content.

The University of Alaska Anchorage provides equal education and employment opportunities for all, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, Vietnam-era or disabled-veteran status, physical or mental disability, changes in marital status, pregnancy, or parenthood.

Prospective staffers should stop by The Northern Light office in the Student Union room 210 or email [email protected] A staff directory is listed on the contact page. Positions open up on a continual basic in several capacities:

  • reporters
  • columnists
  • music, movie and concert reviewers
  • editors
  • graphic artists and ad designers
  • photographers
  • online editors
  • advertising representatives
  • copy editors
  • business manager