Conference and fellowship for Native American journalists
Deadline: April 30, 2021
The Native American Journalism Fellowship for college students now stands alone as this country’s single most important career pipeline created specifically for aspiring Native American journalists. Selected students come from tribal communities and universities across the nation to attend the National Native Media Conference and gain hands-on experience from NAJA mentors, producing coverage of the event and surrounding Native communities.
As part of the fellowship benefits, NAJA covers the cost of all student travel, hotel, training materials and meals during the on-site newsroom experience, in addition to three hours of upper-level course credit through an accredited ACEJMC journalism university. NAJA provides college scholarships, referrals to professional internships and careers, and supports 10 Fellows from across the U.S. The Fellows run a student newsroom, directed by professional NAJA mentors, producing important coverage of Indian Country.
Upon selection, Fellows will be assigned to a professional media mentor. Fellows will be matched with mentors and notified of their application status shortly thereafter when they will receive story assignments.