2022 Native American Journalism Fellowship application extended to May 14

Form below allows applications for NAJF and the Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship

The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) is now accepting applications for the 2022 Native American Journalism Fellowship through the extended deadline of May 14. Selected fellows will build their reporting and interpersonal skills in a digital newsroom experience before, during and after the 2022 National Native Media Conference.

The 2022 class of fellows will participate in a virtual curriculum with selected mentors representing broadcast, radio, print and digital media. This innovative experience will be designed to leverage the advantages of online learning while allowing fellows to participate in the National Native Media Conference, network with other Indigenous journalists, and strengthen reporting skills.

In partnership with the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, NAJA will facilitate a conference program Aug. 24-27 featuring best practices in Indigenous media, training and workshops. Fellows will be encouraged to report on relevant program content and explore deeper coverage of Indigenous issues in order to complete their fellowship requirements. 

Fellows will participate in a series of instructional webinars and will be eligible to receive three hours of college credit through the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) at the undergraduate or graduate-level through their respective universities. 

Under the leadership of director Jourdan Bennett Begaye (Diné), student fellows will work with mentors to produce coverage of Turtle Island throughout the program. 

Conference attendance from Aug. 24-27 is strongly encouraged but optional around COVID risks for applicants or their loved ones as well as fall semester schedules. Prospective fellows who are unable to attend due to these reasons are requested to provide a short narrative in the application form further explaining their circumstance. 

The NAJA Education Committee will continue to evaluate COVID-19 travel logistics and precautions and announce updates as conditions warrant.

Questions may be directed to NAJA Education Manager Sheena Roetman: sroetman@naja.com.

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