2014 National Native Media Conference

 

The 2014 National Native Media Conference will be held in Santa Clara, Calif.

Join more than 300 Native journalists, media professionals and tribal community representatives from across the country at the 30th annual event commemorating three decades of enhancing Native journalism July 10-13, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara.

Members of the Native American Journalists Association save $50 on conference registration - become a member to take advantage of the discount!

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About the conference

Conference registration is now open and early-bird rates start at $225 for NAJA members. Register before April 18 to save!

The 2014 National Native Media Conference will be held in Santa Clara, Calif. Join more than 300 Native journalists, media professionals and tribal community representatives from across the country at the 30th annual event commemorating three decades of enhancing Native journalism July 10-13, 2014 at the host hotel Hyatt Regency Santa Clara.

NAJA will co-host the event along with Native Public Media and Vision Maker Media 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.”

Attendees can expect networking, professional development opportunities and recognition of the best coverage of Indigenous issues at the National Native Media Awards banquet.


Sign up for a FREE pre-conference session: 

Tracking Tribal Cash hosted by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism July 10 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. 

This afternoon workshop will teach Native American journalists and others how to tap into the world of money and influence in Washington, and better understand how decisions affecting tribes and Native communities are being influenced — and who is trying to influence them.

The instructor is Russ Choma, money-in-politics reporter for the Center for Responsive Politics. Sign up here.

 


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2014 National Native Media Conference

July 10-13 

Santa Clara, CA

"Going Tra-Digital"

From ancient petroglyphs and cave paintings to the Cherokee Phoenix, the first newspaper published in the U.S., in both English and Cherokee in 1828, Native Americans have always found ways to connect with each other in their unique languages. 

Native journalists combine print, audio and visual elements to tell their own stories in a fresh way, while preserving and maintaining their distinct cultural identities. By fusing traditional storytelling elements with the use of modern digital tools to deliver news, initiate social change through the education of citizens and empower media-makers covering Indian Country, the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) will celebrate 30 years of the National Native Media Conference and “Going Tra-Digital” in Santa Clara, Calif., July 10-13, 2014.