Indigenous media justice training set for Dec. 6-9

The Northern Arizona University School of Communication in Flagstaff, Arizona, is seeking applications for media justice citizen training workshop scheduled for Dec. 6 – 9. Participants will learn about producing news stories to better serve Indigenous communities. Lodging and meals will be provided. To apply, email jiun-yi.tsai@nau.edu or rachel.tso@nau.edu.

New VAWA reporting guide released

The Native American Journalists Association has published a new reporter’s guide to covering violence against women in Indian Country. The release coincides with the “Covering sexual assault in Indian Country and beyond” symposium hosted in collaboration with Ohio University on Nov. 14. The guide provides information about the Violence Against Women Act and direction for … More New VAWA reporting guide released

Pember to keynote VAWA event at Ohio University

The Native American Journalists Association’s past president and executive director Mary Annette Pember (Red Cliff Band Ojibwe) will be the keynote speaker at the Ohio University event “Covering sexual assault in Indian Country and beyond.” The November 14 talk and panel discussion is hosted by NAJA in collaboration with the E. W. Scripps School of … More Pember to keynote VAWA event at Ohio University

Indian Country Today introduces fellowships for tribal media

Indian Country Today has a new fellowship for journalists to join the staff from 1-3 months. ICT is looking for editors, reporters and producers who now work for tribal media (radio stations, video stations or programs, newspapers, or magazines). Fellows will work for ICT for a few weeks and stories will be posted by ICT … More Indian Country Today introduces fellowships for tribal media

NAJA RED Press Initiative aims to measure health of free press in Indian Country

The Native American Journalists Association is surveying membership and media outlets on freedom of the press through Aug. 17 NORMAN, Oklahoma — The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) is surveying media outlets and reporters from Native American communities, in accordance with the organization’s 2018-2020 strategic plan. With general operating support from the Ford Foundation, NAJA … More NAJA RED Press Initiative aims to measure health of free press in Indian Country

Panel Discusses Native Community Involvement in Education

By Benjamin Yazza Education in Indian Country was the primary focus of a panel at the National Native Media Conference on Friday. The panelists discussed the ways their groups and organizations are helping students succeed in school. Phil Gover, who is of Paiute, Pawnee and Comanche descent, Founder of Sovereign Schools Project, said Oklahoma tribes … More Panel Discusses Native Community Involvement in Education