Rez Biz

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Rez Biz
Rezbiz logo.jpg
editor George Joe
Categories Business
Frequency Monthly
Circulation 10,000 per issue
Publisher George Joe
First issue Oct. 2005
Country USA
Based in Southwest
Language English
Website http://www.rez-biz.com/

Rez Biz is the title of an American monthly magazine initially distributed in Arizona and New Mexico. The magazine is targeted to Native Americans who are interested in running their own businesses and seeking success stories. Its goal is to improve the economic living conditions of Native Americans. [1]

Rez Biz was founded in 2005 by George Joe [2] and Michael Clani, both members of the Navajo Nation.[3] The first print run of Rez Biz magazine was 25,000 copies in October 2005; over the next two years, 10,000 to 15,000 copies of the 24-page publication were published fourteen times while the publisher/editor was a full-time graduate student in English. Rez Biz is distributed freely, primarily in New Mexico and Arizona, and at its official website.

After the first year in circulation, Rez Biz won two journalism awards from the Native American Journalism Association in June 2007. [4] The magazine is also used for instructional purposes in high schools and colleges with predominant Native student populations.[5] It is used by University of New Mexico's Gallup campus as a teaching tool.[5]

June 2006 cover of Rez Biz magazine


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The original design for the publication was created by graphic designer and artist Michael Bulloch. Michael worked as the Art Director for Rez Biz on the first 6 issues. He also designed the logo for the magazine.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ferguson, J. (2006-11-15). "EDGE OF THE REZ: Economy still borderline". Arizona Daily Sun (Flagstaff). Archived from the original on 2008-06-03. Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
  2. ^ Joe, George (2007-07-11). "Navajo journalist makes it the hard way". High Country News: Writers on the Range. Retrieved 2008-06-17. [dead link]
  3. ^ Bryan, Susan Montoya (2005-09-30). "New magazine aims to spur American Indian economic development". Sign On San Diego. Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
  4. ^ "Native American Journalists Association 2007 award winners". 
  5. ^ a b Bryan, Susan Montoya (2006-10-24). "Rez Biz, a monthly magazine, hopes to educate American Indians". Albuquerque Tribune. Retrieved 2008-06-17. 

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