NAJA selects APTN Investigates for Richard LaCourse Award for Investigative Journalism

The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network investigative team will receive the award for reporting that triggered a state investigation into police practices The Native American Journalists Association named APTN Investigates as the 2020 Richard LaCourse Award for Investigative Journalism recipient as part of the 2020 National Native Media Awards. The APTN Investigates team – Holly Moore, … More NAJA selects APTN Investigates for Richard LaCourse Award for Investigative Journalism

IJNR to host climate virtual workshop Aug. 19-20, half of spots saved for journalists of color

Registration opens Aug. 5 at 12 p.m. EST Climate change is dramatically impacting the earth’s ocean, threatening both the organisms living within it as well as the livelihoods of the humans along its shores. But the depths of the ocean aren’t simply troubled waters – they are also an arena for solutions, collaboration and discovery. … More IJNR to host climate virtual workshop Aug. 19-20, half of spots saved for journalists of color

GNI launches innovation challenge to support projects that develop new business models

As a part of the Google News Initiative’s $300M commitment to help journalism thrive in the digital age, they have launched GNI Innovation Challenges to support projects that drive digital innovation and develop new business models. The GNI will fund a set of projects from around the world that meet specified criteria, with the intent … More GNI launches innovation challenge to support projects that develop new business models

Gumshoe Group launches initiative to connect freelance reporters pursuing FOIA claims to lawyers

The Gumshoe Group recently launched an initiative that connects freelance reporters pursuing FOIA claims to lawyers willing/able to advocate or litigate on their behalf and they are taking assistance inquiries. Gumshoe is excited to be in the process of building two networks – one network of lawyers from law firms, private attorneys, legal non-profits and … More Gumshoe Group launches initiative to connect freelance reporters pursuing FOIA claims to lawyers

MCN restores free press with Independent Muscogee (Creek) Press Act

The Native American Journalists Association honors Mvskoke Media with second Elias Boudinot Award for Free Press in 2020 The Native American Journalists Association commends the Muscogee (Creek) Nation for enactment of the “Independent Muscogee (Creek) Press Act,” for Mvskoke Media, the tribe’s news and information outlet. The bill ensures free press protections at the legislative … More MCN restores free press with Independent Muscogee (Creek) Press Act

Edmo selected for 2020 NAJA-Medill Milestone Achievement Award

The Native American Journalists Association has selected Lori Edmo (Shoshone-Bannock), editor of the Sho-Ban News, as the 2020 NAJA-Medill Milestone Achievement Award recipient. The award honors an individual who has made a lasting impact on media to the benefit of Indigenous communities and is given jointly by the Native American Journalists Association and the Medill … More Edmo selected for 2020 NAJA-Medill Milestone Achievement Award