Earlier this summer, a group of alumni from Anchorage Christian Schools connected through social media over shared experiences that they had during their time there. With the help of an open letter from former Miss Alaska, Ariane Audett, over one hundred and twenty Black, Indigenous, People of Color have shared their stories: decades of racial […]


While the Alaska Teen Media Institute studio is closed amid the Covid-19 pandemic, staff and youth producers are working from home to continue to bring youth stories to the public.

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ATMI worked with youth organizers and attendees at the Lead On! For Peace and Equality conference to come up with a concept for a healthy relationships campaign. The project was a partnership with the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault as part of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.

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Alaska Teen Media Institute youth producers explore changes in sea ice and what that means marine traffic in the Arctic.

On February 27th, 2020, ATMI producers Daisy Carter, Devin Shreckengost, Riley Taylor, and AJ Yambao sat down with Peter Wallack, a professional stuntman for film and television. Born and raised in Alaska, Wallack has over 90 stunt credits on his IMdb page, including The Irishman, John Wick 3, Orange is the New Black, and Jessica […]

Colten Hester is only nineteen years old, but currently holds down two very different jobs. He works at Starbucks, but he is also a Patient Care Tech in the Renal Care Unit of Providence Medical Center. ATMI senior producer Daisy Carter, who is close friends with Colten, met up with him to talk about being […]

Cesar Gutierrez has been working in the restaurant industry for eighteen years. In February, he opened the taqueria El Pastor in Eagle River. And then the pandemic hit. Since then he’s struggled with adjusting to Covid health regulations, city closure ordinances, ensuring that his staff and customers are safe, and keeping his new business afloat. […]

Back in April for one of our first episodes, ATMI senior producer Quinn White shared her story about being in college in New York City when coronavirus cases were first starting to rise. She made her way back to Alaska safely and has spent the summer here. Now that cases are down in New York […]

ATMI senior producer Daisy Carter, who is now a sophomore at UAA, attended the film, audio, and video production class at King Technical High school a few years ago. It’s where she learned a lot of the skills that she’s brought to her work here at ATMI. But this year, that course is much different […]

Earlier this summer alumni from Anchorage Christian Schools came together to speak out and share stories of racism they experienced while attending school there. Only their experiences weren’t just with other students but the teachers and administration as well. Emboldened by an open letter from former Miss Alaska Ariane Audett… over 120 Black, Indigenous, People […]

Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Michael Martinez is Yup’ik and Otomi, and is currently pursuing a degree in Biological Sciences at UAA. On campus, Michael works at the Advanced Instrumentation for Microbiome Studies facility, manufacturing Covid-19 tests for the state of Alaska. ATMI producer Ryan Danigole spoke with Michael to talk about the work […]

Mask Mission AK is a group of West Anchorage High School students who are organizing Alaskans in the making of homemade masks which they donate to areas of our community in need during the coronavirus pandemic. So far, they have provided over 1,400 masks to various sites such as ANMC, Alaska Regional Hospital, Bean’s Cafe, […]

We have a slew of terrific interviews for our August episode of In Other News. Hosted by Quinn White. Full Episode Re-Opening School with Joe Zawodny (Radio Edit) ATMI senior producer Quinn White spoke with Joe Zawodny, a director with the Anchorage School District about re-opening schools during a pandemic. The interview was conducted on […]