Google News Initiative partners with LION Publishers to advise aspiring news entrepreneurs

We’re in a unique moment in time: local news is shrinking but the interest in high-quality local news is growing.  While journalists continue to be laid off, and many local news publishers are struggling to figure out their long-term financial sustainability, there’s increased interest in creating digital-first news publications to keep communities informed. But, up … More Google News Initiative partners with LION Publishers to advise aspiring news entrepreneurs

Chronicle of Higher Education to host virtual reporting workshop Sept. 18

It’s a hectic time to be covering colleges. University presidents and administrators are feverishly designing plans to bring students back to their campuses — or install a respectable online-learning plan. Faculty members are assembling syllabi and course plans, not knowing what form their instruction will take week to week. And students are forced to navigate public-health … More Chronicle of Higher Education to host virtual reporting workshop Sept. 18

The Water Desk launches new round of reporting grants

The Water Desk is now accepting applications for their second round of grants to support independent and staff journalists, as well as media outlets, covering Western water issues and the Colorado River Basin. The region of coverage spans Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming—as well as the borderlands of Northwest Mexico. They … More The Water Desk launches new round of reporting grants

NAJA to host Covering COVID-19 in Indian Country virtual roundtable July 23

The virtual roundtable series will feature discussions with Indigenous journalists covering the coronavirus pandemic in Indian Country. The first discussion will focus on coverage of the Navajo Nation. NAJA is now accepting pitches for the series. The Native American Journalists Association recognizes that media professionals, including members working across Indian Country, are working through challenges … More NAJA to host Covering COVID-19 in Indian Country virtual roundtable July 23

NAJA announces 2020 Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship recipients

NAJA awards $50,000 in total scholarships to five Indigenous journalism students OKLAHOMA CITY — The Native American Journalists Association partnered with the Facebook Journalism Project to establish the NAJA Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship in 2018 to support quality journalism that strengthens and connects communities. For the 2020-2021 school year, NAJA will award five scholarships of … More NAJA announces 2020 Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship recipients

NAJA Reporting Guide: U.S. Supreme Court cases McGirt v. Oklahoma and Sharp v. Murphy

On Thursday, July 9, 2020, the final decision day of its 2019-2020 term, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Jimcy McGirt in McGirt v. Oklahoma that the Muscogee (Creek) Nation remains intact. The Native American Journalists Association and Native American Rights Fund developed this reporting guide as a tool for newsrooms reporting on … More NAJA Reporting Guide: U.S. Supreme Court cases McGirt v. Oklahoma and Sharp v. Murphy