NAJA announces 2018 National Native Media Award winners

The Native American Journalists Association will recognize members with awards for excellence in covering Indian Country during National Native Media Conference in Miami July 18-21. NORMAN, Okla. — The Native American Journalists Association will present more than 230 awards recognizing members’ coverage of Indian Country during the 2018 NAJA National Native Media Awards Banquet in … More NAJA announces 2018 National Native Media Award winners

NAJA releases 2018 National Native Media Conference Agenda

Thursday, July 19 10:30-11:30 a.m. Accountability Journalism for Native Communities Presenters: Mary Hudetz (Crow), Associated Press and Mark Trahant (Shoshone-Bannock), Indian Country Today Take your stories and reporting on Native issues beyond the rhetoric of government officials with documents and easy-to-use databases. This interactive session looks at documents available online to support your reporting on public safety, … More NAJA releases 2018 National Native Media Conference Agenda

Native Americans forgotten in national health data

by Sarah Liese For years the Indigenous population have been excluded or underrepresented from national data, leading to lack of funding according to the Federal Data Collection in American Indian/Alaska Native Communities researched by National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Policy Research Center. Accurate data would allow for tribal leaders to better provide services to … More Native Americans forgotten in national health data

A little Native American Journalism Fellowship history for y’all

Karen Lincoln Michel, current editor of Madison Magazine, writes about the 2014 Native American Journalism Fellowship and Project Phoenix in a post on her blog titled Native millennials show a ‘fire’ for journalism. Among her observations, Lincoln Michel notes the basics of the project: The students were put through two-and-a-half days of intensive training in journalism basics and … More A little Native American Journalism Fellowship history for y’all

NAJA announces 2018 NAJF class

NORMAN, Okla., — The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) has selected 10 students as members of the Native American Journalist Fellowship (NAJF) class of 2018, along with four second-year fellows. The students come from tribal communities and colleges across the nation and will travel to the 2018 National Native Media Conference in Miami, Florida, July … More NAJA announces 2018 NAJF class

A History of NAJA, Part 5: “What are you doing for the next generation”

by AJ Earl NAJA has long invested in students and their futures. These students, seen at conferences almost every year, are the final —and perhaps most crucial — part of the NAJA story. Each year NAJA brings on board a new class of Native American journalism fellows and awards scholarships to college students. Not only do … More A History of NAJA, Part 5: “What are you doing for the next generation”