Mark Trahant Biography
Mark Trahant is an independent print and broadcast journalist. He is an editor of Indian Country Today. His blog, Trahant Reports, currently covers Native Americans and politics. He posts daily content on Twitter, including news rhymes.
Mark Trahant Age
Mark Trahant was born in 1957 in Fort Hall, Idaho, United States. He is 62 years as of 2019.
Mark Trahant Family
Mark has kept his personal life regarding his family and his early life of the limelight, hence no information is known but will be updated as soon as it’s clear.
Mark Trahant Wife
Information about his dating life is still not known.
Mark Trahant Career
Trahant is the Charles R. Johnson Professor of Journalism at the University of North Dakota. He is a member of Idaho’s Shoshone-Bannock Tribe, and a former president of the Native American Journalists Association.
He is also 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 was chairman and chief executive officer at the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education.
Mark is a former columnist at The Seattle Times and has been a publisher of the Moscow-Pullman Daily News in Moscow, Idaho; executive news editor of The Salt Lake Tribune; a reporter at the Arizona Republic in Phoenix; and has worked at several tribal newspapers. He was also an editor in residence at the University of Idaho.
He was a reporter on the PBS series Frontline with a story called “The Silence,” about sexual abuse by clergy in Alaska. At the 2004 UNITY conference in Washington, D.C., he asked George W. Bush what the meaning of tribal sovereignty was in the 21st century; Bush replied, “Tribal sovereignty means that. It’s sovereign. You’re a … you’re a … you’ve been given sovereignty and you’re viewed as a sovereign entity.”
Mark Trahant Books
Mark has authored a number of books;
- The Last Great Battle of the Indian Wars in 2010.
- Pictures of Our Nobler Selves, a history of American Indian contributions to journalism published by The Freedom Forum in 1996.
- A commissioned work, The Whole Salmon, published by Idaho’s Sun Valley Center for the Arts.
- He also co-authored his most recent book, Lewis & Clark Through Indian Eyes, an anthology edited by Alvin Josephy Jr.
Mark Trahan Awards
As a co-author of a series on federal-Indian policy, he was a finalist for the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting.
His awards and honors include;
- Best Columnist from the Native American Journalists Association and the Society of Professional Journalists and a Ruhl Fellowship.
- Co-winner of the Heywood Broun Award.
From 2009 to 2010, he was a Kaiser Media Fellow. In 1995 he was a visiting professional scholar at The Freedom Forum’s First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University. He serves as a Trustee of the Diversity Institute, an affiliate of the Freedom Forum, based in Washington, D.C. Trahant was also a juror for the Pulitzer Prize in 2004 and 2005.
Mark Trahant University Of North Dakota
He currently teaches in the Communication department at the University of North Dakota.
Mark Trahant Indian Country Today
Mark is an editor of Indian Country Today. He was appointed to lead Indian Country Today as a digital enterprise on March 1, 2018. “Even though the ink has been replaced by pixels, the task remains the same – to publish an informative daily account that’s comprehensive and adds context to the stories missing from the mainstream media,” Trahant said. “We have so many stories to tell. Our mission is simple but important: Solid, factual reporting. Great writing. Photography that inspires and records. Provide a real service to readers across Indian Country’s digital landscape.” Trahant was recently elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Trahant reports and comments on events and trends on Facebook, Twitter (@TrahantReports) and other social media. He does a weekly audio commentary for Native Voice One. He’s been a reporter for PBS’ Frontline series. The Frontline piece, “The Silence,” was about sexual abuse by priests in an 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, he was a Kaiser Media Fellow writing about health care reform focused on programs the government already operates, such as the Indian Health Service.
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