Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press announces Local Legal Initiative launch in Oklahoma

Local Legal Initiative will place lawyers in total of five states including Oklahoma to provide local news organizations with pro bono legal support The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press announced today that it will launch its Local Legal Initiative this year in Colorado, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Tennessee to provide pro bono legal … More Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press announces Local Legal Initiative launch in Oklahoma

Google News Initiative to host journalist training Nov. 4

SPJ, NAJA, NAHJ and NABJ to co-host Google tools training at OU Gaylord College in Norman, OK NORMAN, Oklahoma — Journalists can learn to use Google tools that provide valuable ways to access and process information for the betterment of their stories during a training event Nov. 4 at the University of Oklahoma, Gaylord College … More Google News Initiative to host journalist training Nov. 4

NPR airs inaccurate story about ICWA case

The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) issued the following statement after National Public Radio broadcast and published “Native American Adoption Law Challenged As Racially Biased” – an inaccurate and imprecise story about an Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) custody case: NPR violated its ethics policy by failing to thoroughly fact check its reporting and allowing … More NPR airs inaccurate story about ICWA case

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 condemns repeal of Muscogee (Creek) free press act

The Native American Journalists Association condemns the Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s repeal of the free press law and asks Muscogee (Creek) citizens to support an independent press free of government influence and censorship. On Thursday evening, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council voted 7-6 to repeal the tribe’s Free Press Act and move its award-winning independent … More NAJA condemns repeal of Muscogee (Creek) free press act