Men of Color in Digital Spaces

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Throughout the summer months, MIJE will be featuring notable men and women of color who are trailblazers in digital media.

This series continues with 31 short profiles of Men of Color in Digital Spaces. Each of these men have made their mark in the online world. Digital media allow for a great plurality of voices, issues, and concerns, which is reflected in the diversity of issues engaged by each of these notable men.

These men have captured the hearts and minds of their audience with innovative and engaging content. In an era of constant change within the digital realm, we hope to encourage people to pause and celebrate these achievements, each of which helps to create richer digital spaces for all.

We recognize these names are only a small portion of the rich diversity in the digital space. We will be continuing this feature and hope you will alert us to people we should include in the future.

August 18, 2011
Tom Arviso, Jr. a Navajo originally from Window Rock, Ariz., is publisher of the Navajo Times newspaper. He also is chief executive officer of the newly created Navajo Times Publishing Company, Inc. Arviso was hired as editor of the Navajo Times in... more »
August 19, 2011
Gil Asakawa is a writer, editor and online content expert with over 25 years of experience in a variety of media. He's the Manager of Student Media for the University of Colorado's School of Journalism and Mass Communication in Boulder. He also... more »
August 20, 2011
Jason Begay, Navajo, is the director of the Reznet, a Native American news, information and entertainment Web site that also trains and mentors American Indian college students around the country as they prepare for journalism careers. Begay grew up... more »
August 21, 2011
Amani Channel is an award-winning video producer and a specialist in traditional and new media. He is the founder of Visual Eye Media, a company that helps businesses, organizations, and individuals leverage traditional and social media for... more »
August 22, 2011
Paul Cheung is AP’s Interactive and Graphics Editor for its New York City headquarters. The interactive and graphics editor manages a global team of visual journalists who produce multimedia and information graphics for all formats, including print... more »
August 23, 2011
Anil Dash is an entrepreneur, technologist and writer known for starting in 1999 as one of the earliest and most influential blogs on the Internet, earning him acknowledgement as a "blogging pioneer" by the New Yorker. Beyond his... more »
August 24, 2011
Joel Dreyfuss is the managing editor of, the leading online source of news and commentary from an African-American perspective. He has been editor-in-chief of Red Herring and Information Week, editor of PC Magazine, executive editor of... more »
August 25, 2011
Hiram Enriquez is an experienced leader in the digital media space, combining a solid expertise in editorial and audience products with a strong passion for technology, innovation and digital lifestyles. Hiram is currently the Director of Digital... more »
August 26, 2011
Madison Gray is the homepage producer at, TIME Magazine's website. Among his responsibilities, he confers with editors on homepage news content, handles breaking news, edits wires and writes headlines. He also produces content and writes... more »
August 27, 2011
Oriol Gutierrez is a member of NLGJA and the former NLGJA vice president of print and new media. He is the deputy editor of POZ and blogs at more »