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.

Entries to the 2020 National Native Media Awards contest will be accepted through the extended deadline of June 12 via the BetterBNC Media Awards Platform. NAJA will host a virtual 2020 National Native Media Awards program to recognize recipients. Event dates will be announced as soon as they are available and award plaques will be shipped directly to all winners at no cost.

Last month, NAJA announced the 2020 conference was postponed and 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. All respondents that complete the survey will be entered in a drawing to win a weekly $25 Amazon digital gift card each Friday throughout the month of June.

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