It’s an uncertain time for newspapers in our state, especially as we watch the Alaska Dispatch try to crawl out from under massive debt.  

In this KTVA Web Extra, two veteran Alaska journalists, Michael Carey and Edgar Blatchford, talk about the need for serious news coverage in Alaska – and how the watchdog role for the media is especially challenging in a state with unique institutions.

Carey is a well-known local columnist who wrote for the Anchorage Daily News and later for Alaska Dispatch. Blatchford has owned several rural newspapers and teaches journalism at the University of Alaska Anchorage.