NAJA responds to headline “Cowboys Scalp Indians”

The Native American Journalists Association extends an invitation to Michael Brooks and publisher Chris Lundstrom to participate in an ethics and coverage training. Michael Brooks, a sports writer for the Jackson County Herald-Tribune, recently authored a story headlined “Cowboys Scalp Indians” posted to the jacksonconews.com website. This headline marks a significant lapse in ethical judgement … More NAJA responds to headline “Cowboys Scalp Indians”

NAJA urges media outlets to confirm tribal citizenry before reporting

After of the Oct. 26 arrest of mail bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc Jr., some outlets reported that he is a citizen of the Seminole Tribe of Florida without confirmation from the tribe. The Seminole Tribe of Florida, through a statement, confirmed that he is not and has never been a citizen of their tribe. Regardless of … More NAJA urges media outlets to confirm tribal citizenry before reporting

FIRE conducting a needs assessment for diverse journalists

Freelance Investigative Reporters and Editors (FIRE) conducting a needs assessment for journalists of color Attention, journalists of color who have freelanced or may intend to do so: Please fill out a brief FIRE survey about your challenges and needs, especially in relation to investigative reporting. Take the opportunity to weigh in about where resources should … More FIRE conducting a needs assessment for diverse journalists

NAJA submits letter to the editor to the LA Times

The Native American Journalists Association is disappointed in the lack of due diligence demonstrated by the Los Angeles Times in publishing the op-ed “Does the Indian Child Welfare Act protect tribal interests at the expense of children?” We call on the organization and the opinion section to review their policies and practices in light of … More NAJA submits letter to the editor to the LA Times

Report: US News Media Part of the Problem in Misunderstanding Native Americans

Kansas’ KLWN radio journalist Tyler Jones (Choctaw) broadcasting from Miami, FL, during 2018 Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) conference, July 21, 2018. Photo by: Frank Robertson Cecily Hilleary / VOA News WASHINGTON —  A recent report confirms what Native Americans have always known: Most Americans know little, if anything, about American Indians, and what they do … More Report: US News Media Part of the Problem in Misunderstanding Native Americans

The Importance of Native History Told Through Media

By Hunter Hotulke   “It’s important to tell our story from our perspective because the perspectives that are out there are many times incorrect or have been perceived improperly, so its important to tell the real history and the people it actually affected,” –Jennifer Loren, Osiyo TV Many tribes have stories that are passed from … More The Importance of Native History Told Through Media