• Write Hard Die Free

      Weaver, Howard (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2012-04-20)
      Howard Weaver was born in Anchorage and began writing for the Anchorage Daily News during his junior year at East Anchorage High school in 1967. He worked at the Anchorage Daily News 1972-1995, as a police reporter, court reporter, legislative correspondent, daily columnist, managing editor, and held full editorial responsibility for the paper in 1983. Twice he led the Anchorage Daily News to Pulitzer Prizes: in 1976 for coverage of the Alaska Teamsters Union during construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and in 1989 for coverage of alcoholism and suicide among Alaska Natives. His accolades include service as a Pulitzer Prize Juror, being a member of the American Society of Newspaper Editors, and acting as co-chair of the international association of northern editors, the Northern News Service. In 1998 he was named by an Alaska Public Radio Network survey as one of the 40 most influential Alaskans in the state's first 40 years of history. Write Hard, Die Free is his just released memoir. This event is sponsored with the Alaska Press Club.