The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) is accepting applications for the 2023 Native American Journalism Fellowship through Feb. 24.
Selected fellows will build their reporting and interpersonal skills in a digital newsroom experience before, during and after the 2023 National Native Media Conference set for Aug. 10-12 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
The 2023 class of fellows will participate in a virtual curriculum with selected mentors representing broadcast, radio, print and digital media. This innovative experience is designed to leverage the advantages of online learning while allowing fellows to participate in the National Native Media Conference, network with other Indigenous journalists and strengthen reporting skills.
NAJA will facilitate a conference program featuring best practices in Indigenous media, training and workshops. Fellows will be encouraged to report on relevant program content and explore deeper coverage of Indigenous issues in order to complete their fellowship requirements.
Fellows will participate in a series of instructional webinars and will be eligible to receive three hours of college credit through the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) at the undergraduate or graduate-level through their respective universities.
Under the leadership of director Jourdan Bennett Begaye (Diné), student fellows will work with mentors to produce coverage of Turtle Island throughout the program.