NAJA 2018 National Native Media Conference

Norman, Okla. — The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) will host the annual National Native Media Conference in Miami, Florida July 18-22, 2018.

In association with the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), NAJA will present the joint journalism expo and career fair where attendees can network directly with recruiters, gain hands-on experience with the latest tech tools and invest in their careers with personal resume critiques and more. All attendees will have the opportunity to attend all NAJA/NAHJ breakout programs and international training sessions with paid registration.

The conference program is aimed at providing education, professional skills-building, and serving as an arena for discussion of new insights on media in Indian Country.

NAJA is calling for conference program proposals through Dec. 8. Both members and non-members may submit proposals using the online form, located on the NAJA website under the Events tab at http://www.naja.com/events/naja-2018-national-native-media-conference/2018-call-for-proposals/.

The deadline to submit proposals is Dec. 8, 2017.

NAJA Executive Director Rebecca Landsberry said the NAJA/NAHJ partnership creates a unique opportunity for members of each organization to gain better understanding of covering diverse communities as journalists and information managers.

“NAJA is continuing to build on that momentum we’ve gained with two successful EIJ conferences with SPJ and RTDNA in 2016 plus NAHJ in 2017, so we’re thrilled to be co-locating our National Native Media Conference in Miami in association with NAHJ in 2018,” she said. “Our members represent tribal newsrooms, freelancers and media professionals covering Indian Country. There are so many opportunities for learning from each other and I’m looking forward to diverse discussions between our Indigenous and Hispanic communities.”

Conference attendees will include: newsroom decision makers, leaders, station managers, reporters, producers, content managers, editors, freelancers and educators, in addition to tribal media and communications representatives from Native nations across the U.S., and Canada.

To be involved in the program selection process, please contact conference committee co-chairs Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton at [email protected] or Jennifer Bell at [email protected] about joining the programming committee.