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Highway 264 & Route 12
Window Rock, Arizona,86515
The Navajo Times Publishing Co., Inc. is a for-profit corporation organized under the laws of the Navajo Nation. The Navajo Times was established by the Navajo Tribal Council in 1959 as a newsletter. The first issue of the Navajo Times newspaper was publishe... more.
Arizona State University
Arizona Newspaper Association
Member of UNITY Board of Directors
Native American Journalists Association
Navajo Times Publisher
Knight Fellow In Journalism
Freedom Forum's American Indian Journalism Institute
Arizona State University
Mesa Community College
APME board members - APME - Associated Press Media Editors
Tom Arviso, Navajo Times, Window Rock, Arizona
Among those speaking were Tom Arviso Jr, publisher of the Navajo Times, Suzanne Gamboa of NBC Latino, and Eric Ortiz, CEO of Evrybit.
Two Receive 2012 Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership - APME - Associated Press Media Editors
Tom Arviso, publisher and chief executive officer of the Navajo Times in Window Rock, Ariz., and James Mallory, recently retired senior managing editor and vice president of news of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, are the recipients of the 11th annual Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership, awarded by the Associated Press Media Editors.
Tom Arviso Arviso and Mallory were honored for their longstanding commitment to diversity in newspaper content and in newsroom recruiting and staff development. "We're thrilled to recognize Tom Arviso and James Mallory, both champions of diversity in newsrooms in the spirit of Bob McGruder," said Bob Heisse, president of APME and executive editor of The State Journal-Register in Springfield, Ill. "Their work, particularly in these challenging times in our industry, is impressive. In the nominating letter for Arviso, Teri Hayt, managing editor of the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson, who has worked closely with Arviso, described him as a journalist "with a deep commitment to nurturing minority journalists and delivering top notch news reports to a minority population." In the nominating letter for Arviso, Teri Hayt, managing editor of the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson, who has worked closely with Arviso, described him as a journalist "with a deep commitment to nurturing minority journalists and delivering top notch news reports to a minority population." Arviso was hired as managing editor in 1988 and became editor and publisher in 1993. Under his leadership, the paper separated from the tribal government in 2004 to become an independent business and newspaper. Arviso has spearheaded press freedoms for Native American newspapers for almost three decades, Hayt said. Arviso spends countless hours talking to youth in his community and students at the universities in the four corners of Navajo nation - Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah, his nomination said. "We need our own people to come in and tell our own stories and really serve as educators to the rest of the non-Native people," Arviso says. Arviso and Mallory will be recognized for their contributions to diversity in the news industry at the annual Associated Press, APME and McGruder awards luncheon at noon on Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Wyatt Center Rotunda of Vanderbilt University.
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Tom Arviso Jr.
Publisher, The Navajo Times & CEO, Navajo Times Publishing Company Tom Arviso, Jr. majored in journalism at Arizona State University. He became managing editor of the Navajo Times in October 1988, editor and publisher in 1993, and was named CEO of the Navajo Times Publishing Company in 2004. Arviso is a former board vice president and treasurer of the Native American Journalists Association's Board of Directors, a member of the Arizona Newspapers Association's Board of Directors and a board member of UNITY - Journalists of Color. He has received numerous awards such as the John Peter and Anna Catherine Zenger Award for Freedom of the Press and the People's Right to Know, a John S. Knight Fellowship in Journalism in 2000-2001at Stanford University, the Arizona Newspapers Association Freedom of Information Award, and The Native American Journalists Association's Wassaja Award, for extraordinary service to Native journalism. [AZ 0101] - Part 1: Unique Role (10:00) Tom Arviso, Jr., CEO, Navajo Times Publishing Co., publisher, The Navajo Times, started at The Navajo Times as an Arizona State University intern in 1983. Arviso says The Times "is a part of us. "It's a source of strength and empowerment for the Navajo people. According to Arviso, "Prayers were said and songs were sung" when the newspaper started as a newsletter in 1958. "We are a true watchdog of tribal government," says Arviso. Arviso is proud of his newspaper's leading role among the native peoples' press in the USA. "We are an advocate for freedom of the press," says Arviso, "and the rest of 'Indian Country' has looked to what we have done." [AZ 0102] - Part 2: Publisher's Background (5:09) Tom Arviso, Jr., CEO, Navajo Times Publishing Co., publisher, The Navajo Times, says he was hired fulltime as a sports reporter when The Times launched its 5-day edition, The Navajo Times Today, in 1983. "My mom was my biggest editor and my biggest critic," he says. His mother was a teacher, and his father and his siblings work in education. [AZ 0103] - Part 3: Strategic Changes (4:06) Tom Arviso, Jr., CEO, Navajo Times Publishing Co., publisher, The Navajo Times, says his newspaper is benefiting from hiring "more qualified, educated and experienced staff. Arviso says the major change for The Times in recent years was breaking away from the Tribal Council, becoming an "independent business and an independent newspaper" in 2004. Since then, there has been "a large increase in interest in us," says Arviso. (Learn about the newspaper's fight for independence in The Story of the Newspaper.) [AZ 0104] - Part 4: Adaptation & the Future (5:14) Tom Arviso, Jr., CEO, Navajo Times Publishing Co., publisher, The Navajo Times, says The Times puts breaking news on its website, but it is still perfecting its online newspaper. It's working to get its Navajo Language edition online for users in Navajo schools in the region. Arviso says The Times is setting aside funds to get its own building in the future. "We've run out of room. We want to hire more people on staff, but we have to find a place to put them," says Arviso. [AZ 0105] - Part 5: Prospects & Preparation (3:02) Tom Arviso, Jr., CEO, Navajo Times Publishing Co., publisher, The Navajo Times, says, "We are starting to see more and more of our young people going to journalism as a career. "We need our own people to come in and tell our own stories and really serve as educators to the rest of the non-native people," says Arviso.
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