NAJA announces 2021 National Native Media Conference

The Native American Journalists Association to host annual conference Sept. 15-19, 2021 in Phoenix; recognize 2020 awardees during virtual awards ceremony

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Native American Journalists Association will host the 2021 National Native Media Conference Sept. 15-19, 2021 in Phoenix. 

In partnership with the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, NAJA will co-host the 2021 Native American Journalism Fellowship student newsroom, programming and events. Breakout sessions, meals and the NAJA Indigenous Media Expo will be held at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix. 

The call for National Native Media Conference proposals has been extended through Feb. 1, 2021 to facilitate ideas, best practices in Indigenous media through training and workshops to support and enhance the knowledge and skills of journalists covering Indian Country. Conference programming will focus on coverage of COVID-19 across Turtle Island.

NAJA will host a virtual 2020 National Native Media Awards program at 3 p.m. CST on Thursday, Oct. 15 via Zoom. Participants may register for the ceremony in advance here. After registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email with information about how to join.

NAJA has extended all existing annual memberships through 2021 at no cost to members in response to the pandemic. The NAJA COVID-19 Membership Survey will remain open indefinitely to inform the next steps of membership support and program development.


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