Paola Banchero is a journalist with a lifelong interest in news. She worked as a reporter and editor at the Kansas City Star, the Kansas City Business Journal, the Wichita Eagle, the Arizona Daily Star, the Anchorage Daily News and in strategic communications for a large agribusiness.
Professor Banchero has taught a wide range of courses, from Corporate Communications to Documentary Filmmakers and Filmmaking to Magazines to Media Literacy.
She is the past chair of the department. She serves on a university-wide curriculum committee and has been active in the Alaska Press Club. She is a faculty adviser to The Northern Light and a member of the UAA Media Board. She has served on the Alaska Public Media Community Advisory Board for a number of years.
Research Interests are Indigenous media , Religion and media, Media literacy and Climate change communication.
ProPublica’s health reporter Caroline Chen explains what the conversation around asymptomatic coronavirus carriers is missing, and what we need to understand if we’re going to beat this nefarious virus together.