Tom Arviso Jr., Managing Editor and Publisher, The Navajo Times (2018 Journalist in Residence)
Talk title to be confirmed.
Thursday, May 31, 4:00-5:00 p.m., 141 Allen Hall
Tom Arviso Jr. became managing editor of the Navajo Times in October 1988, editor and publisher in 1993, and CEO of the Navajo Times Publishing Company in 2004.
He majored in journalism at Arizona State University and was a John S. Knight Fellowship in Journalism in 2000–01 at Stanford University.
Arviso is a former board vice president and treasurer for the Native American Journalists Association’s Board of Directors. He has received numerous awards, including the John Peter and Anna Catherine Zenger Award for Freedom of the Press and the People’s Right to Know, the Arizona Newspapers Association Freedom of Information Award, and The Native American Journalists Association’s Wassaja Award, for extraordinary service to Native journalism.
The Navajo Times is the longest-running Indian-owned newspaper in America. It was initially established by the Navajo Tribal Council in 1959 as a newsletter, and the first issue of the newspaper was published in 1960.
Its mission is to inform the Navajo people of events, news, and issues of importance to them, whether from within the boundaries of the Navajo Nation or throughout the United States. It is headquartered in Window Rock, Arizona.
Arviso will also be a 2018 SOJC Journalist in Residence. He will be on campus: meeting with students and faculty Tuesday, May 29, through Friday, June 1 (lunchtime).