Native American Journalism Fellowship application open through Feb. 10

NAJF to continue virtual format, conference attendance in 2023

The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) is now accepting applications for the 2023 Native American Journalism Fellowship through Feb. 10. Selected fellows will build their reporting and interpersonal skills in a digital newsroom experience before, during and after the 2023 National Native Media Conference set for Aug. 10-12 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

The 2023 class of fellows will participate in a virtual curriculum with selected mentors representing broadcast, radio, print and digital media. This innovative experience is 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.

NAJA will facilitate a conference program 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. 

Applicants must be current NAJA members to apply. If there is any issue with covering the annual membership fee, please contact NAJA for alternate payment options. NAJA is also celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2023 by giving away 40 memberships to new prospective members, including students. View more information here

Conference attendance from Aug. 10-12 is strongly encouraged. Prospective fellows who are unable to attend are requested to provide a short narrative in the application form further explaining their circumstance. 

Questions about the fellowship or those interested in being NAJF mentors may be directed to NAJA Education Manager Sheena Roetman: sroetman@naja.com.


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