Annette McGivney, MA

Annette McGivney Senior Lecturer
Northern Arizona University
Blg COM 16 Rm #331
Phone: 928-523-2646
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Research and teaching interests

In addition to teaching journalism at NAU, I am the Southwest Editor for Backpacker magazine where I've worked for more than a decade writing a variety of articles on environmental issues, Southwest personalities, and destinations. I am also the editor of Grand Canyon Journal, an annual magazine and website published by Active Interest Media about Grand Canyon and the Southwest region. My most recent book, Resurrection, explores ecological recovery in Glen Canyon and issues surrounding water use and environmental sustainability in the West.

Courses offered

JLS 231 Field Reporting Topics
JLS 332 Editing Strategies
JLS 335W In-depth Reporting: Environmental Journalism
JLS 431C: Journalism capstone COM 150: Environmental Communication
FS 121: Wild Words: Writing About Place

Representative research and creative activity

  • Resurrection: Glen Canyon and a New Vision for the American West, Braided River, 2009. “Resurrection,” A 30-minute documentary film based on the book aired on PBS Channel 8 in 2010
  • Leave No Trace, 2nd Edition, The Mountaineers Books
  • Article publications include: Backpacker magazine, Outside magazine, Runners World, The New York Time magazine, the Los Angeles Times and Arizona Highways.


Master of Liberal Studies, 2006, Northern Arizona University
Bachelor of Journalism, 1983, University of Texas at Austin