2019 Native American Journalism Fellowship applications now open

The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) is committed to increasing the representation of Indigenous journalists in mainstream media. One of the ways NAJA supports and empowers members is through the annual Native American Journalism Fellowship (NAJF), which is open to current American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian and First Nations college students, undergraduate and graduate, … More 2019 Native American Journalism Fellowship applications now open

NAJA to sponsor Indian Child Welfare Act reporting symposium Feb. 28

Suzette Brewer (Cherokee), an award-winning writer who has extensively covered the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), environmental issues on Indian reservations, the opioid crisis, and violence against Native women and children, will advise students and attendees about best practices when reporting on ICWA and other issues of sensitivity in Native communities. Her keynote address will … More NAJA to sponsor Indian Child Welfare Act reporting symposium Feb. 28

Call for Proposals for 2019 Conference now open

The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) is now accepting program proposals for the 2019 National Native Media Conference in association with the 2019 Native American Nutrition Conference in Prior Lake, Minnesota. The conference program will feature Indigenous media, journalism training, education and knowledge sharing, with a focus on food systems, nutrition and health in Indian … More Call for Proposals for 2019 Conference now open

NAJA opens applications for NBC summer fellowship through Feb. 22

The Native American Journalists Association is pleased to announce our continued partnership with Comcast NBCUniversal for the NBC News Summer Fellows Program! The NAJA/NBC News Summer Fellowship gives students real world experience and exposure to one of the world’s leading News divisions, which includes NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC. NBCUniversal will offer fellows the opportunity … More NAJA opens applications for NBC summer fellowship through Feb. 22

Democracy Fund releases American Indian Media Today report

Native American media emerged from the need for tribes to advocate for their sovereignty and lives during the 1820s and 1830s. Today, Native media remains committed to its advocacy roots, but with the majority of Native media being owned by tribal governments, Native American media often acts to promote tribal government messages to Native people … More Democracy Fund releases American Indian Media Today report

NAJA asserts that repeal of free press protections violates declaration of Indigenous rights

Muscogee (Creek) National Council Rep. David Hill recently introduced legislation to re-establish free press protections for Mvskoke Media. The bill failed by a vote of 9-6, one short of the required two-thirds majority, with Reps. Pete Beaver, Joyce Deere, Johnnie Greene, James Jennings, Darrell Proctor and Adam Jones III voting against reinstatement. The Native American … More NAJA asserts that repeal of free press protections violates declaration of Indigenous rights