Mark Trahant on FIRST PERSON RADIO 1/18/17

Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor on Wednesday January 18, 2017 with last week’s promised guest, Mark Trahant, Shoshone. Due to unusual circumstances we could not make that show possible. But Mark will be with us tomorrow as we cover the new president, and several of his cabinet members in nomination that affect Indian Country broadly. And there will likely be last days announcements from the outgoing Obama administration. Mark is a media expert who has been following elections where Indians are in the running. Trahant reports and comments on events and trends on his blog at TrahantReports.Com and on FacebookTwitter (@TrahantReports) and other social media. He does a weekly audio commentary for Native Voice One. And, every day for nearly a decade, Trahant has written a 140-character rhyme based on a daily news story (@newsrimes4lines).
Mark Trahant is an independent journalist and a faculty member at the University of North Dakota as the Charles R. Johnson Endowed Professor of Journalism.

In addition to his work noted above, he has  been a reporter for PBS’ Frontline series. The Frontline piece, “The Silence,” was about sexual abuse by priests in a Alaska native village. He also has been editor-in-residence at the University of Idaho in the spring of 2011 and again in 2012. He taught courses on social media, the American West and editorial writing. In 2009 and 2010 Trahant was a Kaiser Media Fellow writing about health care reform focused on programs the government already operates, such as the Indian Health Service. He was recently the Atwood Chair of Journalism at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Trahant is the former editor of the editorial page for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer where he chaired the daily editorial board, directed a staff of writers, editors and a cartoonist. He has also worked at The Seattle Times, Arizona Republic, The Salt Lake Tribune, Moscow-Pullman Daily News, the Navajo Times, Navajo Nation Today and the Sho-Ban News. Trahant is a member of Idaho’s Shoshone-Bannock Tribe and former president of the Native American Journalists Association.

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