Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY announces full-tuition scholarship for NAJA New York State residents

The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY is proud to announce our newly established full-tuition scholarship in partnership with The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) for one Indigenous NAJA member admitted to a Master’s program at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism and meets CUNY’s eligibility requirements for being a New York … More Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY announces full-tuition scholarship for NAJA New York State residents

NAJA calls for refocus of news coverage of Wet’suwet’en and arrests

The Native American Journalists Association condemns the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for standing in the way of news gathering and storytelling by arresting journalists on Wet’suwet’en Yintah.  We are also deeply concerned that the news attention on Indigenous people occupying and using their traditional unceded territory only sees heightened media attention when there are police … More NAJA calls for refocus of news coverage of Wet’suwet’en and arrests

Journalism organizations urge the Muscogee (Creek) Nation to reinstate its free press act

The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) and other free press advocates condemn the Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s decision to repeal it’s press freedom law. The move by the nation’s tribal council is an alarming attack on press freedom in Indian Country. On Nov. 7, the Muscogee (Creek) National Council introduced legislation to repeal the free press … More Journalism organizations urge the Muscogee (Creek) Nation to reinstate its free press act

A journalist’s pocket guide to covering domestic violence in Indian Country

by AJ Earl For a majority of Indigenous people in the United States, interpersonal violence is a sad fact of life. In 2016, the National Institute of Justice reported that 84 percent of Native Americans were the victims of violence. Compared to the national average, Native Americans are two times as likely to be the … More A journalist’s pocket guide to covering domestic violence in Indian Country

FNX expansion seeks to make Indigenous content more accessible

by AJ Earl First Nation Experience bills itself as the only nationally-distributed TV channel devoted to Indigenous content, currently making Indigenous culture accessible to an audience of 22 million households—but what is the ultimate goal of this kind of access? Lights, camera, access Standing in “the biggest studio this side of Burbank,” Frank Blanquet (Mayan), … More FNX expansion seeks to make Indigenous content more accessible