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

In honor of Indigenous Peoples Day, we repost the Statement of Vision Toward the Next 500 Years

We repost from our friend and colleague Suzan Shown Harjo: “Our Visions” was a historic gathering of 100 Native writers, artists and wisdomkeepers at TaPueblo and sponsored by The Morning Star Institute and The 1992 Alliance. The Statement was the collective work of Oren Lyons and Suzan Shown Harjo, as co-chairs, and Marcus Amerman, James … More In honor of Indigenous Peoples Day, we repost the Statement of Vision Toward the Next 500 Years

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

Landsberry selected to NCAIED 40 Under 40

Winners will be recognized at the River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa, Oklahoma on October 29-30 MESA, AZ – The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development announced its 2018 class of “Native American 40 Under 40” award recipients, and Native American Journalists Association Executive Director Rebecca Landsberry is among the finalists. Nominated by members … More Landsberry selected to NCAIED 40 Under 40

Diversity Groups Strongly Urge Newsrooms to Contribute to ASNE Survey

Austin, Texas (September 13, 2018) — A coalition of minority journalism organizations is disturbed by a lack of participation in the American Society of News Editors’ (ASNE) annual diversity survey. The coalition strongly urges media companies to participate in this important annual project. The coalition consists of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), National Association of Hispanic Journalists … More Diversity Groups Strongly Urge Newsrooms to Contribute to ASNE Survey