NAJA announces recipients of 2019 free press, investigative awards

APTN receives NAJA Elias Boudinot Free Press Award Canadian journalists receive top honor for upholding highest ethics The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) will recognize Karyn Pugliese and Justin Brake of the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), as awardees during the 2019 National Native Media Conference set Sept. 15-18 in Prior Lake, Minnesota. NAJA selected Pugliese … More NAJA announces recipients of 2019 free press, investigative awards

NAJA selects Trahant as 2019 NAJA-Medill Milestone Achievement Award recipient

The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) will recognize Mark Trahant (Shoshone-Bannock) as an awardee during the 2019 National Native Media Conference in Prior Lake, Minnesota. NAJA selected Mark Trahant (Shoshone-Bannock) as the 2019 NAJA-Medill Milestone Achievement Award recipient. The award honors an individual who has made a lasting impact on media to the benefit of … More NAJA selects Trahant as 2019 NAJA-Medill Milestone Achievement Award recipient

Brian Bull wins national Murrow Award

By Gayle Chisholm, KLCC   KLCC has won Excellence in Writing for three scripts submitted to the annual Murrows contest organized by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). The submission contained reports by reporter Brian Bull (Nez Perce) on the March for Our Lives event in Eugene,  the cash-to-smash business “Demolition Zone”, and  how … More Brian Bull wins national Murrow Award

2019 NAJA Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship recipients announced

The Native American Journalists Association announced five Indigenous students as winners of the 2019 NAJA Facebook Journalism Project Scholarships.   Jaida Grey Eagle, Arielle Farve, Niya Henry, Hunter Hotulke and Caitlin Hunt will be awarded $10,000 each from the partnership project aimed at supporting quality journalism that strengthens and connects communities. Facebook granted $250,000 to … More 2019 NAJA Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship recipients announced

Cosper joins NAJA staff, Compton added to NAJA board

NORMAN, Okla. – Sterling Cosper (Muscogee Creek) joined the Native American Journalists Association staff on June 13 as program manager, a new staff position where he will oversee organizational programs to include annual conference planning, awards, and the Native American Journalism Fellowship (NAJF). He resigned his seat on the NAJA board of directors on June … More Cosper joins NAJA staff, Compton added to NAJA board

New York Times seeks Indigenous opinion submissions

The New York Times Opinion desk is seeking submissions from NAJA members who might be interested in submitting op-eds. Published pieces generally run 800 words, but can be shorter or longer. It’s also possible to work on a multimedia opinion piece including photos and/or video. NAJA members are encouraged to contact the desk editor, Devi … More New York Times seeks Indigenous opinion submissions