NAJA responds to Lawrence membership inquiry

NORMAN, Oklahoma — The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) is a member-based organization that advocates for Indigenous journalists and accurate, ethical coverage of Indigenous communities. NAJA’s membership is not restricted to Indigenous people and the organization has a designated membership category for non-Indigenous professionals who support the mission and programs.  Claudia Lawrence, a Seattle-area freelance … More NAJA responds to Lawrence membership inquiry

Haskell President rescinds directive that violated student press freedom

The leadership of Haskell Indian Nations University has rescinded an October order barring The Indian Leader editor Jared Nally from engaging in basic news gathering practices. NORMAN, Oklahoma — On Oct. 26, 2020, The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) joined the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) and the Student Press Law Center (SPLC) … More Haskell President rescinds directive that violated student press freedom

NBCUniversal News Group launches NBCU Academy

Opportunity offers on-campus training and education to universities and community colleges across the country Multi-Year Partnership with Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions and Colleges with Significant Black, Indigenous and People of Color Populations Signals Comcast and NBCU News Group’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Initiative Includes Scholarships, Journalism Program Funding and Access to … More NBCUniversal News Group launches NBCU Academy

NAJA hosts “Mainstream Malpractice: Improving Indigenous COVID-19 coverage” roundtable Jan. 21

This episode of the NAJA Roundtable series will feature experts and reporters who will discuss common pitfalls and best practices when covering the pandemic in Indian Country.  The Native American Journalists Association recognizes that media professionals are confronted with unique challenges when covering issues affecting Indigenous people and communities. The NAJA Roundtable series aims to … More NAJA hosts “Mainstream Malpractice: Improving Indigenous COVID-19 coverage” roundtable Jan. 21

2021 Native American Journalism Fellowship application open through April 30

Applications for the Facebook scholarship and NAJF consolidated to one form (view below) The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) is now accepting applications for the 2021 Native American Journalism Fellowship through April 30. Selected fellows will build their reporting skills during an on-site newsroom experience during the 2021 National Native Media Conference set for Sept. 16-18 (see below for newsroom dates) … More 2021 Native American Journalism Fellowship application open through April 30

2021 NAJA-Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship application open through April 30

Applications for the 2021 Facebook scholarship and NAJF consolidated to one form (view below) The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) is now accepting applications for the 2021 NAJA-Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship through April 30. NAJA will select five students for one-time awards of $10,000 each for the NAJA-Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship for Indigenous students pursuing journalism and media. To be … More 2021 NAJA-Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship application open through April 30