UAA Atwood Chair Encourages More Native People To Become Reporters

Mark Trahant. Photo courtesy of UAA.
Mark Trahant. Photo courtesy of UAA.

This year’s University of Alaska Anchorage Journalism department’s Atwood chair is a man who has covered Alaska stories in the past. A member of the Shoshone Bannock tribe of Idaho, Mark Trahant is the first Native journalist to hold the position. Trahant has been covering federal budget cuts, the Affordable Care Act and the impact of both on tribes. He says he wants to encourage more native people to become reporters.

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