NAJA calls Huffington Post reporting irresponsible

The Native American Journalists Association expresses concern about the Huffington Post’s “Mainstream Media Is Blowing Its Coverage Of Elizabeth Warren’s DNA Test” article by Jennifer Bendery and its impact on Indigenous communities and tribal citizens. It is the job of journalists to analyze and contextualize information for audiences, and as per the SPJ Code of … More NAJA calls Huffington Post reporting irresponsible

SciLine Announces All-Expenses-Paid Genomics Workshop for Reporters

Science is changing the way diseases are diagnosed, foods are engineered, and criminals are caught and convicted—affecting people’s day-to-day lives in big and small ways all across the country. Are you prepared to cover and explain these kinds of stories in your community? SciLine wants to help. On March 24 – 26, 2019, SciLine will … More SciLine Announces All-Expenses-Paid Genomics Workshop for Reporters

2019 Native American Journalism Fellowship applications now open

The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) is committed to increasing the representation of Indigenous journalists in mainstream media. One of the ways NAJA supports and empowers members is through the annual Native American Journalism Fellowship (NAJF), which is open to current American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian and First Nations college students, undergraduate and graduate, … More 2019 Native American Journalism Fellowship applications now open

NPR airs inaccurate story about ICWA case

The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) issued the following statement after National Public Radio broadcast and published “Native American Adoption Law Challenged As Racially Biased” – an inaccurate and imprecise story about an Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) custody case: NPR violated its ethics policy by failing to thoroughly fact check its reporting and allowing … More NPR airs inaccurate story about ICWA case

NAJA to sponsor Indian Child Welfare Act reporting symposium Feb. 28

Suzette Brewer (Cherokee), an award-winning writer who has extensively covered the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), environmental issues on Indian reservations, the opioid crisis, and violence against Native women and children, will advise students and attendees about best practices when reporting on ICWA and other issues of sensitivity in Native communities. Her keynote address will … More NAJA to sponsor Indian Child Welfare Act reporting symposium Feb. 28

NAJA urges full reinstatement of Muscogee (Creek) free press provisions

The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) supports the Muscogee (Creek) National Council’s passage of NCA 18-184 — a bill that would reinstate free press protections for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. NAJA encourages Principal Chief James Floyd to sign NCA 18-184, which was passed with a majority 9-6 vote during the regular session on Saturday, Dec. … More NAJA urges full reinstatement of Muscogee (Creek) free press provisions