Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press launches Local Legal Initiative

A growing number of local and regional news organizations and journalists lack the legal support they need to pursue enterprise and investigative stories in their communities. The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press is helping to change that.  With generous support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Reporters Committee is expanding … More Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press launches Local Legal Initiative

NAJA demands The Washington Post retract unreliable data sets and all associated reporting

Racialized mascots and their potential long-term effects are a serious public health issue and a pressing problem faced by Indigenous communities. The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) is one of many organizations that advocates for the retirement of racialized mascots and the application of journalistic ethics when reporting on them. It is the position of NAJA that … More NAJA demands The Washington Post retract unreliable data sets and all associated reporting

Grants available to cover elections and democracy from a different lens

Up to $4,000 available from Solutions Journalism Network With the 2020 election approaching, the scene is familiar: Dozens of candidates have entered the presidential fray, and many more have launched candidacies for Congress and state-level jobs. Already, many of their campaigns – and the news coverage about them – frame politics in ways that are … More Grants available to cover elections and democracy from a different lens

NAJA mourns the passing of Ray Cook and Dave Palermo

Norman, Okla. — The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) mourns the loss of journalists Ray Cook and Dave Palermo. Raymond J. “Wahnitiio” Cook, Akwesasne Mohawk, passed away at age 62. Cook was a co-founder of NAJA. Dave Palermo passed away at age 71. Palermo was an advocate for tribes who often wrote about American Indian gaming, … More NAJA mourns the passing of Ray Cook and Dave Palermo

APTN journalist pushed by AFN official. NAJA demands investigation.

Norman, Okla. — The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) calls on the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) to investigate incidents of physical contact in an effort to thwart the reporters ability to ask questions and fulfill their professional duties as journalists of the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN). “We’re calling on AFN to investigate this incident … More APTN journalist pushed by AFN official. NAJA demands investigation.

Missouri School of Journalism launches new investigative fellowship program to support authors

RJI to house new Watchdog Writers Group, which will provide stipends to authors as they work on in-depth print journalism projects. Columbia, Mo. (July 24, 2019) — The Missouri School of Journalism is launching a groundbreaking fellowship program to support authors as they write in-depth print journalism projects, while also training future generations of investigative … More Missouri School of Journalism launches new investigative fellowship program to support authors