Membership

How to join NAJA

Ready to join hundreds of Native journalists, broadcasters, media and communications professionals covering Indian Country and beyond? NAJA members represent national and tribal media outlets, independent freelancers, associations, schools and non-profit organizations.

Check out the membership descriptions to find which is the perfect fit for you or your organization. Click on the "Join NAJA" page to submit your online application and dues payment to become a member today!

If you would like to submit payment via check or money order, please submit the PDF version of the NAJA Membership Application along with payment to: NAJA, OU- Gaylord College, 395 W. Lindsey St., Norman, OK 73019.

Individual Memberships

  • Professional $55 A voting membership for Native journalists, educators and other media professionals. Benefits: access to NAJA’s weekly newsletter, a discounted conference registration and access to member resources and services including the legal journalism hotline and Native Health News Alliance kiosks.
  • High school student $10 A non-voting membership for Native American high school students. Benefits: access to NAJA’s weekly newsletter, a discounted conference registration and access to member resources such as student scholarship opportunities and programs.
  • College student $20 A voting membership for Native American high school students. Benefits include access to NAJA’s weekly newsletter, a discounted conference registration and access to member resources such as student scholarship opportunities and programs.
  • Associate $55 A non-voting membership for non-Native journalists, educators and other media professionals working in the field. Benefits: access to NAJA’s weekly newsletter, a discounted conference registration and access to member resources and services including the legal journalism hotline and Native Health News Alliance kiosks.

Institutional Memberships

  • Tribal media $250 A voting membership for tribal media that is 51% Native-owned. Benefits: listing for two staff within the organization or tribe, access to NAJA’s weekly newsletter, a 10% discount on exhibit booth and attendance at the National Native Media Conference booth and unlimited media job postings on www.naja.com.
  • Academic / Non-Profit $300 A non-voting membership for tax-exempt organizations such as government agencies, non-profit and academic institutions. Benefits: listing for two staff within the organization, access to NAJA’s weekly newsletter, a 10% discount on exhibit booth and attendance at the National Native Media Conference and unlimited media job postings on www.naja.com.
  • Corporate $500 A non-voting membership for corporations and for-profit businesses. Benefits: listing for two staff within the organization, access to NAJA’s weekly newsletter, a 10% discount on exhibit booth and attendance at the National Native Media Conference and unlimited media job postings on www.naja.com.

Lifetime Memberships

  • Professional Lifetime $1,000 A lifetime voting membership for Native journalists, educators and other media professionals working in the field. Benefits: lifetime access to NAJA member resources and services including the weekly newsletter and discounted conference registration.
  • Associate Lifetime $1,000 A lifetime non-voting membership for journalists with no tribal affiliation, educators and other media professionals covering Indian Country. Benefits: lifetime access to NAJA member resources and services including the weekly newsletter and discounted conference registration.

By becoming a member of NAJA, you are advancing our mission of raising Native America's next generation of storytellers.

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.