NAJA recognizes World Press Freedom Day

In honor of World Press Freedom Day, the Native American Journalists Association recognizes the common struggle for press freedom around the world and within Indigenous communities. NAJA is committed to strengthening and expanding the rights to free speech and a free press for all Indigenous people. We created the Red Press Initiative to better understand … More NAJA recognizes World Press Freedom Day

NAJA Director of Programs and Strategic Partnerships named Knight Fellow

Cherokee Nation citizen and current NAJA staff Bryan Pollard has been selected to join the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship to study at Stanford University in 2019 and 2020. Pollard, a former NAJA president and the former executive editor of the Cherokee Phoenix, will study ways to address press freedom in tribal communities while developing … More NAJA Director of Programs and Strategic Partnerships named Knight Fellow

2019 World Press Freedom Index released, US drops

Reporters Without Borders recently released its 2019 World Press Freedom Index. The Index shows how hatred of journalists has degenerated into violence, contributing to an increase in fear. It also shows that the number of countries regarded as safe continues to decline, while authoritarian regimes continue to tighten their grip on the media. The United … More 2019 World Press Freedom Index released, US drops

NAJA announces 2019 class of Native American Journalism Fellows

The Native American Journalists Association selects 10 fellows to attend the National Native Media Conference in September   NORMAN, Okla. – The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) has selected six first-year and five returning fellows to join the Native American Journalism Fellowship (NAJF) class of 2019. The students come from tribal communities and colleges across … More NAJA announces 2019 class of Native American Journalism Fellows

KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio discusses Red Press Initiative

Hoopa, Calif. – KIDE FM host and Station Manager Joseph Orozco interviewed NAJA Director of Programs and Strategic Partnerships Bryan Pollard for the Afternoon Edition that aired Friday, April 12. Orozco and Pollard discussed the recently released Red Press Initiative survey, the role of tribal media, and the value of tribal media careers during the … More KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio discusses Red Press Initiative