NAJA Executive Director
Rebecca Landsberry graduated with a degree in Public Relations and a minor in Native American Studies from the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma.
After working as an intern with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Judicial Branch for three summers, she was hired as senior writer for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Communications Department in 2008. Landsberry was later promoted as the youngest editor in Muscogee Nation News history at 23 where she served for five more years in tribal media. In addition to her duties as editor, she co-hosted the tribe’s weekly 30-minute talk radio program, Mvskoke Radio.
Under her management, the MNN doubled production and became a semimonthly, award-winning newspaper in 2008. She also led the editorial division in the creation and development of a social media presence. During that time, she served on the Native American Journalists Association Board of Directors as secretary in 2013.
Landsberry joined NAJA full-time as the membership and communications manager in April 2013 where she has worked to increase membership from 270 to more than 500 in 2015. She has worked with NAJA staff and volunteers to deliver programs and services including the annual Native Media Summit in Norman, Oklahoma and successful National Native Media Conferences in Tempe, Santa Clara and Washington, DC.
Landsberry previously served as the communications director for the Native Health News Alliance and is currently serving on the board of directors as treasurer as of September 2015.