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.
  • Non-Profit $300 A non-voting membership for tax-exempt organizations such as government agencies, non-profits. 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.
  • Sustaining Institutional Membership $2,000 Sustaining Institutional Membership covers up to four staff / faculty with the college or university. This is a non-voting membership. Benefits: Notice of development and finalization of ethics guides / Native media advisories; Opportunities to assist in the development of resource guides based on research connected to the topic; Opportunities to present in a webinar or in-person format on best practices of media to NAJA groups; Research opportunities on assessment and application of evolving media formats; Access to member speaker recommendations for department or university, based on expertise; Access to internship opportunities with NAJA and other Native media organizations; Listings on the NAJA Job Board for one year with logo 

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.

For questions about NAJA memberships, email [email protected] or send a message via our contact page.