2020 National Native Media Conference in Phoenix Sept. 13-16

NAJA extends program proposal deadline to May 31, 2020 

NAJA continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic closely and it is our hope to continue conference planning as usual. Leadership and staff will remain in communication with the NAJA Board of Directors to limit risks and if necessary, postpone the 2020 National Native Media Conference, if circumstances dictate such action for the safety and benefit of all attendees. In response, NAJA will accommodate flexible deadlines as needed.

The Native American Journalists Association invites all NAJA members and supporters to attend the annual National Native Media Conference Sept. 13-16, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency in Phoenix, Arizona. 

In partnership with the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, NAJA will facilitate conference program sessions about best practices in Indigenous media through training and workshops to support and enhance the knowledge and skills of journalists covering Indian Country. 

Programming Proposals

Indigenous journalists will lead the majority of sessions, which are aimed at developing skills and sharing new insights for Indigenous media.

To submit a program proposal or session idea, please complete the 2020 conference session proposal form below by May 31, 2020.


NAJA will recognize outstanding coverage of Indian Country during the 2020 NAJA National Native Media Awards. The annual competition recognizes excellence in reporting by Indigenous and non-Indigenous journalists across Turtle Island.  

This year, entries to the 2020 National Native Media Awards will be submitted using the BetterBNC Media Awards Platform. BetterBNC will manage all entries and judging. 

For more information, view the contest page here.

Sponsorship and Exhibition

If your organization would like to propose a sponsored session to be featured during the largest gathering of Indigenous journalists in North America, contact NAJA to discuss opportunities for branding, sponsored content, a presence in the 2020 National Native Media Expo and more.

Contact Rebecca Landsberry at rebeccalandsberry@naja.com for more information or to schedule a meeting.

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