John Heaston

John Heaston is the publisher and editor of Pioneer Publishing, a group of media channels among them publications, including The Reader, an alternative/metropolitan newsmonthly, and El Perico, a bilingual community newsweekly, and active websites, including TheReader.com, and OmahaJobs.com. As vice president  of AAN, and a board alternate to the National Association of Hispanic Publications, he is responsible for helping to introduce digital services to the real alternative media industry.

Locally active as a board member of the Mildred D. Brown Memorial Study Center, affiliated with the Omaha Star, the oldest black female founded and owned newspaper in the country, and Omaha Entertainment & Arts Awards, John involves himself in the community on various fronts and is a long-time member of Investigative Reporters & Editors. He is one of 3 Google Trusted Photographers in Nebraska.


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