Mark Trahant on FIRST PERSON RADIO on Wednesday Aug 23, 2017

Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday August 23, 2017 at 1 pm for a lively discussion about American Indian politics and news with Shoshone journalist Mark Trahant. There is almost too much news streaming over the airwaves — a climate in which American Indian news can actually get drowned out. But, we have the Federal budget, local candidates getting ready for the next election season, and regional stories coming from tribal areas.

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 teaching, 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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