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

NAJA urges Indigenous journalists to avoid working with CNN, calls for Santorum’s dismissal

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Native American Journalists Association strongly cautions Native American and Alaska Native reporters from working with, or applying to jobs, at CNN in the wake of continued racist comments and insensitive reporting directed at Indigenous people. During its live Election Night coverage in November, CNN labeled Native American voters as “something else.” … More NAJA urges Indigenous journalists to avoid working with CNN, calls for Santorum’s dismissal

NAJA reschedules 2021 National Native Media Conference

The Native American Journalists Association reschedules annual conference to Aug. 25-27, 2022, extends memberships and program deadlines through next year PHOENIX — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Native American Journalists Association has again postponed the 2021 National Native Media Conference until 2022.  NAJA President Francine Compton said the ongoing safety challenges caused by … More NAJA reschedules 2021 National Native Media Conference

Sounds of Sovereignty: The Past and Future of Indigenous Audio Media set April 14-15

Designed in partnership with Haskell Indian Nations University, the Hall Center for the Humanities, and the University of Kansas’s departments of Indigenous Studies, History, and Journalism, this conference will focus on how audio media, from radio to online audio clips to podcasts, have historically been and continue to be a tool for political activists, journalists, … More Sounds of Sovereignty: The Past and Future of Indigenous Audio Media set April 14-15

NAJA, RCFP to host The Local Legal Initiative: Legal support for Indigenous journalists roundtable April 16

This episode of the NAJA Roundtable series will feature attorneys from the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press who will discuss legal support of press and information rights for Indigenous journalists. The Native American Journalists Association recognizes that media professionals are confronted with unique challenges when covering issues affecting Indigenous people and communities. The … More NAJA, RCFP to host The Local Legal Initiative: Legal support for Indigenous journalists roundtable April 16