NAJA extends annual memberships through 2021

Native American Journalists Association extends renewals through next year to support members during pandemic

OKLAHOMA CITY — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Native American Journalists Association has waived annual dues for all members, including those recently expired and approaching expiration. 

Annual memberships previously renewed in 2020 will be extended to the next applicable year. 

NAJA will update the database over the next month and there is no action required by members to extend. Each member will automatically receive an extension notification with the new expiration date once their information has been updated. 

Members may still access their accounts and manually renew, donate or shop the online NAJA store anytime. NAJA also encourages members to review and update their profiles by logging into the database platform Wild Apricot using the email account associated with their membership.

Annual membership extensions are the first step in responding to the NAJA COVID-19 Membership Survey, which was launched to measure the impact of coronavirus in newsrooms across Indian Country.

Survey results and member feedback will continue to inform and support the organization’s next steps for COVID-19 relief. 

All respondents that complete the survey will be entered in a drawing to win a weekly $25 Amazon digital gift card and the winners will be announced every Friday at the end of each week in May.

According to the mission, NAJA will continue providing resources for member outlets and guidance for mainstream media covering Indigenous communities during the pandemic and beyond. 

For more information, contact NAJA Program Manager Sterling Cosper at: scosper@naja.com.


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