NAJA News

NAJA to elect three to board of directors July 11 during 2015 National Native Media Conference

NAJA to elect three to board of directors July 11 during 2015 National Native Media Conference
A candidate forum is set for Friday, July 10at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City.

In Remembrance of NAJA Founding Member Bonnie Clincher Red Elk

In Remembrance of NAJA Founding Member Bonnie Clincher Red Elk
We express our condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the Fort Peck Journal editor.

Charlie LeDuff joins 2015 National Native Media Conference lineup, delivering featured remarks on opening evening

Charlie LeDuff joins 2015 National Native Media Conference lineup, delivering featured remarks on opening evening
NAJA will feature Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie LeDuff and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Suzan Shown Harjo as opening evening speakers during 2015 National Native Media Conference

Denny McAuliffe selected as 2015 NAJA-Medill Milestone Achievement Award recipient

Denny McAuliffe selected as 2015 NAJA-Medill Milestone Achievement Award recipient
Native American Journalists Association will recognize The Washington Post editor for his contribution to Native journalism at the 2015 National Native Media Conference July 11 in Washington, D.C.

Amanda Blackhorse to give keynote address during 2015 National Native Media Conference in Washington, D.C.

Amanda Blackhorse to give keynote address during 2015 National Native Media Conference in Washington, D.C.
Native American Journalists Association and Native Public Media will co-host the 31st annual conference in Washington, D.C., July 9-12

UNITY hosts first regional summit in Indian Country

UNITY hosts first regional summit in Indian Country
American Horse School students and NAJA members gather at Pine Ridge for storytelling workshops

NAJA Urges Oglala Lakota To Lift Newspaper Ban

The Native American Journalists Association urges the Oglala Lakota Nation to lift the ban on Rapid City Journal sales on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

NAJA Board of Directors candidacy declarations due May 28

NAJA members to fill two vacancies for 3-year terms.

NAJA utilizing new membership system

NAJA membership renewal system now online

Native American free press advocate John Shurr dies at 67

Native American free press advocate John Shurr dies at 67
Native media community mourns the loss of John Shurr, a longtime NAJA member

MIJE President Dori J. Maynard dies at 56

MIJE President Dori J. Maynard dies at 56
Journalism community loses longtime diversity champion to lung cancer

NAJA calls for volunteers after Cheyenne Arapaho tribal complex fires

NAJA calls for volunteers after Cheyenne Arapaho tribal complex fires
NAJA is asking members in the region who are able, to consider volunteering during an upcoming community cleanup day to assist the newspaper staff in restoring their newsroom after Tuesday 's fire.

Rapid City Journal 'deeply regrets' pain caused by headline

The Rapid City Journal has released a statement addressing a troubling headline that ran at the top of its front page on Saturday as the paper pushed forward with coverage over how a group of Native students were the targetof insults and other deplorable actions at a hockey game in the community.

Rapid City Journal responds to NAJA concerns over irresponsible headline

Rapid City Journal responds to NAJA concerns over irresponsible headline
The headline, "Did Native students stand for National Anthem?" which ran with the top story in print editions Saturday fell short of responsible journalism.

NAJA announces partnership with Marketwired for exclusive news distribution

Alliance creates greater visibility for Native American journalists

NAJA releases tips for covering Indian Country during holiday season

NAJA releases tips for covering Indian Country during holiday season
The Native American Journalists Association recognizes Native American Heritage Month and encourages both mainstream and tribal media to attain the highest standards of professionalism, ethics and responsibility.

NAJA joins SPJ, the Student Press Law Center and others in renouncing Neshaminy School Board actions

Letter urges school associations to renounce actions of Neshaminy School District; suggests meeting with journalism organizations to create standards for educationally responsible governance of journalism education

NAJA asks Indian Country Today Media Network for apology following headline

NAJA asks Indian Country Today Media Network for apology following headline
Genocide is real and should never be compared or rated with other crimes against humanity. It should never be used to stir attention or generate social-media shares.

Three NAJA members win full board terms after 2014 elections in Santa Clara, California

Three NAJA members win full board terms after 2014 elections in Santa Clara, California
Christina Good Voice, Jolene Schonchin and Tristan Ahtone elected to serve three-year terms on the NAJA board of directors.

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Mark Trahant answered questions on covering the Keystone XL Pipeline in Indian Country #askNAJA March 17

NAJA Marketwired Native Newsfeed

Check the pulse of Native news across the U.S., and Canada through the NAJA Native Newsfeed.

Marketwired Editorial Exclusives available to NAJA members

Through our partnership with innovative newswire and communications leader Marketwired, NAJA members can benefit from free "Editorial Exclusives" through the integrated Marketwired Resonate news release platform.

Member companies can use the "Editorial Exclusives" press releases to feature product launches, editorial awards and recognitions, editorial features, and merger and acquisition news distributed to Marketwired's North American Online newsline.

 What is an Editorial Exclusive?

Any press release up to 400 words that announces a product launch, editorial award or recognition, editorial feature, or merger and acquisition news.

Who will see it?

Through the integrated Marketwired Resonate news platform, your Editorial Exclusives will be distributed to Marketwired’s North America Online. North America Online includes online media distribution to over 1,300 websites and search engines across Canada and the US as well as distribution to your choice of industry trades and Marketwired’s Twitter channel @Marketwiredfeed.

How do I release an Editorial Exclusive?

To share your Native news through the wire service at no cost, please email [email protected] to verify your NAJA membership and be placed on the distribution schedule with Marketwired. Please submit release at least 24 hours before your preferred distribution time.