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Publisher and CEO, Sahan Journal
Mukhtar M. Ibrahim is the founder of Sahan Journal, a nonprofit news organization that covers Minnesota’s immigrants and communities of color. He previously worked as a reporter for the Star Tribune and Minnesota Public Radio News.
Mukhtar was the recipient of the prestigious leadership fellowship from the St. Paul-based Bush Foundation (2016), a “Great Immigrant” award from the Carnegie Corporation of New York (2019), Islamic Resource Group’s “Building Bridges Award in Media” (2019), Twin Cities Business Magazine’s 100 People to Know (2020), recognized as the Institute for Nonprofit News ‘Emerging Leader’ (2021), and will be presented with Columbia Journalism School First Decade Award for 2022, in recognition of his contribution to the profession.