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The Alaska Watchman is hosting our inaugural fundraising party on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 6-8 p.m. in the banquet room of Turkey Red Restaurant in downtown Palmer. Order and enjoy delicious food and drinks while forging Camaraderie with likeminded Alaskans who value a pro-life, pro-family news agency willing to stand up for Judeo-Christian values in the public square. The gathering will include comments from Editor-in-Chief Joel Davidson and Publisher Jake Libbey. They will share some...

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Since launching on Sept. 11, 2019 Alaska Watchman has seen more than 30,000 visitors read over 100,000 articles on our pro-life, pro-family news website. These are very encouraging numbers for a project that is just three and a half months old. The vast majority of visitors come from Alaska, but people from 86 different countries have also found our reports. When people visit the Watchman, they stay for a while. On average readers checked out...

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I’m writing to you today because the Alaska Watchman needs more financial supporters. Our dynamic website is running smoothly with a steady stream of engaging articles, videos and columns, and our readership is expanding across the state. Since launching in September our impact is increasingly felt at school board gatherings, city council meetings and in the halls of state government. Now we must raise the level of financial support to firmly establish the Watchman as...

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Why indeed? This is a question I have asked myself time and again throughout the process of developing and launching this news agency. For years I have traveled in many overlapping political circles. I have friends who fall on polar opposite sides of virtually every social issue, but I can still have a cup of coffee with them and hope they and their families and businesses are thriving – that their health is robust. Every...

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Amid constant assaults on faith, family and traditional family values the Alaska Watchman provides a unique, grassroots media alternative for Alaskans. In establishing the Alaska Watchman, we deliberately chose to forgo nonprofit status in order to have the greatest possible freedoms when it comes to reporting on elected officials, including candidates running for office. While this makes fundraising more challenging, it gives us great liberties to write on the most pressing issues of our day...

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Most journalists I’ve met like to believe they are objective and balanced in reporting all the news fit to print. This mindset is so deeply ingrained and fiercely protected that reporters just take it for granted — of course they’re objective. In reality, however, writers, editors and publishers are just people, which means they have special concerns, interests, passions and blinders. They all come with a history and set of beliefs that guide and shape...

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I’m writing today because the Alaska Watchman desperately needs additional financial support from our faithful readers. We are now nine months into this effort to bring a strong pro-life, pro-family media perspective to Alaska, and our readership is growing rapidly each week. The Watchman is a VERY lean operation, but we must raise an additional $3,000 a month to cover all expenses associated with equipment, reporters, a full-time editor and our production team. If we can add just 50...

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This project is born of many prayers, careful reflection and late-night discussions. It’s now time to begin in earnest. As most of you know, we live in a world of rapid political and cultural unrest. Alaska is no exception. Even the most fundamental beliefs and core convictions that have guided our society are unraveling. Navigating these times requires a clear vision of the good for which we strive and an understanding of the challenges ahead....

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Alaska Watchman is an independent news agency dedicated to providing accurate and extensive coverage of issues concerning religious freedom and speech, pro-life issues, family life and parental rights, homosexuality and LGBT issues, education and culture. Our purpose is to report on topics rarely covered by other media outlets, and with an emphasis on how these issues affect Alaskans. Our weekly online reports are available for use by numerous organizations, publications, educators, professionals and political and...