Journalist | Alaska Journal of Commerce
Naomi Klouda has worked primarily for newspapers in rural Alaska, specializing in Alaska Native issues on Kodiak Island and in the Yukon-Kuskokwim region; government reporting on city, borough and state levels; lots of cultural stories. Personality profiles were always a favorite, as are science/biology/marine stories. Traveled extensively throughout the state to interview people in villages from the Pribilof Islands to Hooper Bay and interior Alaska, Kotzebue to Prince of Wales Island. Won numerous awards, most happily for the Four-Year Wins of the Best Weekly in Alaska by the Alaska Press Club for the Tundra Drums (one year) and three years in a row at the Homer Tribune. Also won several awards for Best Series. I love delving into a subject that lets me go into nuanced details, such as one on the justice system controversies in rural the YK region, and a science series on the Voyage of the Tiglax. I like to believe these stories help change public policy and enlighten readers.