2014 National Native Media Conference
The Native American Journalists Association selected Santa Clara, Calif., as the 30th annual National Native Media Conference site. The event will be held July 10-13 at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara.
This milestone event will commemorate three decades of NAJA's mission serving, encouraging and enhancing Native journalism.
NAJA will partner with Native Public Media (NPM) for the second year to engage journalists and broadcasters though training sessions and panel discussions targeted at professionals in Native and mainstream media.
Vision Maker Media will join NAJA and NPM to create the premier Native media event of 2014.
“Our conferences offer high-end digital training sessions and discussions on a broad range of topics facing Indian Country,” NAJA President Mary Hudetz said. “I can't think of a better location than a high-tech hub like Silicon Valley to celebrate NAJA’s accomplishments and the next 30 years of Native journalism.”
The San Francisco Bay Area location will offer conference-goers proximity to local attractions and recreation in Silicon Valley, which serves as the headquarters for hundreds of technology corporations and startups that have innovated the way we communicate in Indian Country and in the news business.
The 2014 conference will follow a dynamic 2013 meeting in Tempe, Ariz. More than 300 Native journalists, students, exhibitors, sponsors and educational partners gathered in July to examine issues ranging from covering the Affordable Care Act and the Violence Against Women Act to building skills in mobile video storytelling, investigative reporting and social media.
Attendees can expect networking, professional development opportunities and recognition of the best coverage of Indigenous issues at the National Native Media Awards banquet during Indian Country’s premier Native media event.
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The Hyatt Regency is located at 5101 Great America Parkway in Santa Clara, just minutes from California's Great America theme park.
For more information on the host hotel, visit http://www.santaclara.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html.
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