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

Indian Country Today to open job bank for new hires

Indian Country Today will soon hire a number of journalists across the country. We are creating a resume’ job bank to prepare so that we will be ready to hire a number of editors and producers in Washington and Phoenix. “We are looking for journalists who have multimedia backgrounds and can produce content for our daily … More Indian Country Today to open job bank for new hires

NAJA urges journalism organizations to complete diversity survey

The Native American Journalists Association encourages print and digital news organizations to complete the 2019 ASNE Newsroom Employment Diversity Survey as a means of maintaining transparency about the industry’s progress in diversifying the nation’s newsrooms. NAJA also encourages LGBTQIA-identifying journalists to self-report their data using the anonymized survey created by ASNE. Editors and newsroom managers … More NAJA urges journalism organizations to complete diversity survey

ONA seeks submissions for engaged journalism award

The Online News Association recently announced the addition of a category for engaged journalism to the 2019 Online Journalism Awards. The Gather Award in Engaged Journalism will feature a total of $15,000 in cash prizes over the next three years. The award is made possible with support from the Agora Journalism Center, the gathering place for innovation in communication … More ONA seeks submissions for engaged journalism award

Renewing Democracy grants open for democracy reporting

The Solutions Journalism Network Renewing Democracy grants fund high quality, high impact solutions reporting with relevance in the run-up to the 2020 elections. Renewing Democracy projects can examine: Civic agency and mobilization — Bottom-up community efforts to change the status quo or overcome social, political or economic conflicts. How the machinery of democracy works — Community initiatives to address … More Renewing Democracy grants open for democracy reporting