We started the Alaska Watchman a little over three years ago with a clear goal. It was not to entertain, provide idle gossip or offer a platform for angry armchair quarterbacks to pontificate while refusing to enter the public arena and contend for the good, the true and the beautiful.

Instead, we strive to provide phone numbers, emails and exact times and locations where Alaskans can boldly voice their concerns, ideas and solutions to those who occupy seats of power and influence. It is useless – and bad for blood pressure – to merely contribute to the flood of negative news without offering avenues of concrete, real-world action.

We also hope to inspire our readers to maximize their personal realms of influence, be that in the home, places of worship, private organizations, businesses, nonprofits or political office.

The threats to our pre-born babies, young children, family and friends are very real, and growing daily. Schools, entertainment, libraries, cultural institutions, youth organizations, medical offices and the courts must be held accountable. The same goes for political parties and beloved organizations that we may have trusted – perhaps uncritically – in the past.

How we go about standing for the truth will differ based on our roles and positions of influence. We may be charged with raising children, caring for the elderly, leading a religious or political organization, running a nonprofit, or representing voters. Each sphere must be harnessed for maximum impact.

In doing so, we may be ostracized, cancelled, ridiculed and perhaps even threatened. Our character will certainly be maligned. No matter! This is no time for waiting out the storm. The destruction will not pass without a monumental and generational struggle for hearts and minds.

If you are in a position to help us in this effort, please consider becoming a supporter of the Alaska Watchman. We need all hands on deck.

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What the Alaska Watchman is and is not

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Neil DeWitt says:

    Thank you for the mission statement. It helps.

  • Rex Owen says:

    Do you really think huge pictures are a sign of intelligence?
    Just reeks of another “look at me so I can be important” site.

  • Andrew says:

    Between this site and Must Read Ak there would be no other place to get meaningful information, information that seems, is sometimes hidden intentionally. The truth really does hurt some folks, keep sharing information, keep up the good work we need it! Thank you.

  • Sterling Crone says:

    When one understands the historical handoff of media empires (read control) from the Hearst Corporation of our grandfather’s decades in America, to the Murdochs in current times, it is easier to understand. Likewise, the history of the printing press. When I lived in 1970s Texas fresh out of High School, all the smalltown Texas newspapers were being bought out. I did not understand then— but it was no secret that the terms of sale included the purchase of any and all printing presses regardless of age. Thankyou Alaska Watchman for your diligence and bravery to print and present the photos and words of many views.

  • ML Moore says:

    Joel, I agree with Steve’s messages. I for one, rely on the “Watchman”, to help keep me current on what’s happening across the state. I very much appreciate your efforts to keep us informed, as the main stream media continues with their twisted agenda. Keep up the good work!