New VAWA reporting guide released

The Native American Journalists Association has published a new reporter’s guide to covering violence against women in Indian Country. The release coincides with the “Covering sexual assault in Indian Country and beyond” symposium hosted in collaboration with Ohio University on Nov. 14. The guide provides information about the Violence Against Women Act and direction for … More New VAWA reporting guide released

NAJA condemns repeal of Muscogee (Creek) free press act

The Native American Journalists Association condemns the Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s repeal of the free press law and asks Muscogee (Creek) citizens to support an independent press free of government influence and censorship. On Thursday evening, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council voted 7-6 to repeal the tribe’s Free Press Act and move its award-winning independent … More NAJA condemns repeal of Muscogee (Creek) free press act

NAJA calls on the Muscogee (Creek) National Council to protect press freedom

The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) urges the Muscogee (Creek) Nation (MCN) to uphold press freedom for Mvskoke Media and vote against bill number NCA 18-180. Under NCA 18-180, Mvskoke Media would be removed as an independent agency and be placed under the MCN Department of Commerce, which is overseen by the Office of the … More NAJA calls on the Muscogee (Creek) National Council to protect press freedom

John S. Knight fellowship application now open

The John S. Knight (JSK) Journalism Fellowships supports diverse leaders from around the world who are deeply engaged in exploring solutions to the most urgent issues facing journalism, which we define as: Challenging Misinformation and Disinformation. Holding the Powerful Accountable. Eradicating News Deserts and Strengthening Local News. Fighting Bias, Intolerance and Injustice. Applications for the … More John S. Knight fellowship application now open

NAJA urges media outlets to confirm tribal citizenry before reporting

After of the Oct. 26 arrest of mail bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc Jr., some outlets reported that he is a citizen of the Seminole Tribe of Florida without confirmation from the tribe. The Seminole Tribe of Florida, through a statement, confirmed that he is not and has never been a citizen of their tribe. Regardless of … More NAJA urges media outlets to confirm tribal citizenry before reporting

2019 Native Broadcast Summit calls for proposals through Jan. 7, 2019

The 2019 Native Broadcast Summit will be held at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino in Chandler, AZ on April 24-25. The theme of the 2019 Summit is Native Voices · Native Media · Native Truths. The annual summit supports capacity building and professional development opportunities specifically for broadcasters and media makers serving Indian … More 2019 Native Broadcast Summit calls for proposals through Jan. 7, 2019