Mark Neil Trahant

Indian Country Today
Journalist; Writer (columnist)
Leadership, Policy, and Communications
Journalism, Media, and Communications

Mark Trahant is editor of Indian Country Today. The daily, digital national publication serves American Indians and Alaska Natives and is based at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


He is a 1989 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting finalist as co­ author of a series on federal-Indian policy; a PBS Frontline reporter whose The Silence exposed sexual abuse by clergy in Alaska; a Seattle Times columnist who won best columnist awards from the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the author of The Last Great Battle of the Indian Wars about Sen. Henry Jackson and Forrest Gerard. He has pioneered independent journalism for the digital age focusing on public policy including coverage of every Native American who runs for Congress or state offices. Trahant also anchor's Indian Country Today's daily newscast for public television stations.

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