Assistant Managing Editor for Diversity, Inclusion and Staff Development and the Social Justice Columnist, The Seattle Times
Naomi Ishisaka is the Assistant Managing Editor for Diversity, Inclusion and Staff Development and the Social Justice Columnist for The Seattle Times. She is a journalist and photographer who focuses on racial equity and social
justice. Her writing and photography have appeared in The Seattle Times, Seattle Magazine, City Arts, ColorsNW Magazine, Seattle Globalist, South Seattle Emerald and other publications.
Ishisaka served for eight years as the Editor in Chief of the award-winning ColorsNW Magazine, a monthly magazine focusing on communities of color in the Northwest. Ishisaka is a Seattle native and worked at several Puget Sound newspapers, including the Seattle
Post-Intelligencer, The News Tribune and the Bremerton Sun.
Her documentary photography of the Seattle Black Lives Matter movement is featured in a number of shows and galleries as well as in Ava DuVernay's documentary film “13th.” Her photography is part of the City of Seattle’s permanent collection and she was selected for the Office of Arts and Culture’s Ethnic Artist Roster.
Ishisaka is a frequent speaker at media workshops and community events. She is on the board of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) Seattle chapter. Ishisaka is a graduate of The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., and has a B.A. in ethnic studies and journalism.