Muscogee National Council approves constitutional amendment ballot question on free press

The Muscogee National Council passed legislation for a ballot question to amend the tribal constitution during September 18 election The Native American Journalists Association commends the Muscogee Nation for approving legislation to add a ballot question that would strengthen free press protections within the tribal constitution.  The Muscogee National Council passed NCA 21-053, sponsored by … More Muscogee National Council approves constitutional amendment ballot question on free press

NAJA to host Authentic Authorship: Understanding Indigenous Claims and Connections roundtable June 10

This episode of the NAJA “Covering Indian Country” Roundtable series will feature Indigenous experts who will discuss and examine the complexity of Indigenous identity, kinship, and community.  The Native American Journalists Association recognizes that media professionals are confronted with unique challenges when covering Indigenous people and communities. The NAJA Roundtable series aims to examine the … More NAJA to host Authentic Authorship: Understanding Indigenous Claims and Connections roundtable June 10

NAJA applauds CNN for cutting ties with Rick Santorum

OKLAHOMA CITY— The Native American Journalists Association applauds CNN for hearing our call to remove Rick Santorum from his commentator position. On April 26, NAJA released a statement cautioning Indigenous journalists against working with CNN and called for Santorum’s dismissal in light of his racist comments at the Young America Foundation’s conference. The call launched tremendous … More NAJA applauds CNN for cutting ties with Rick Santorum

Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff sets Indigenous youth media workshop Aug. 1-7

The Andy Harvey Indigenous Youth Media Workshop has been set Aug. 1-7 at the Northern Arizona University Flagstaff campus with the potential to shift to virtual depending on NAU policy at that time. The workshop brings 25 Native American high school students from across Arizona and the Southwest to the NAU-Flagstaff for a week each summer … More Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff sets Indigenous youth media workshop Aug. 1-7

2021 NYU Journalism-NAJA Scholarship recipients announced

Aquino, Ray receive full tuition scholarships to attend NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute in the fall of 2021 Native American Journalists Association members Lyric Aquino and Jonathan Michael Ray have been selected for the 2021 NYU Journalism-NAJA Scholarship.  The goal of this full tuition scholarship, worth more than $70,000, is to support an exceptional … More 2021 NYU Journalism-NAJA Scholarship recipients announced

NAJA demands Gannett address pay disparities in U.S. newsrooms

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Native American Journalists Association demands Gannett immediately address sexist and racist pay disparities in its newsrooms and calls on journalism philanthropists, funders, grantors and subscribers to join as allies in holding the company accountable. According to a recent study by the NewsGuild-CWA, women and people of color made at least $5,000 … More NAJA demands Gannett address pay disparities in U.S. newsrooms