NAJA student projects application deadline extended to May 9

NAJA student projects application deadline extended to May 9

The Native American Journalists Association has extended the deadline for both Project Phoenix for high school students and the Native Voices college student program to May 9.

In keeping with NAJA’s mission, Project Phoenix seeks to expose high school students to the powerful world of journalism and how it impacts Indian Country, as well as the nation. Project Phoenix hosts Native American high school students interested in journalism in the host city of NAJA’s annual National Native Media Conference. In 2014, Project Phoenix will be held in Santa Clara, Calif., July 6-12.

NAJA students chosen to participate in Project Phoenix will experience what it takes to put together a newspaper and news site by learning the basics of news writing, photography and multimedia. They report stories under the guidance of professional Native journalist mentors who give their time to the program. Student work appears in a printed newspaper and online.

NAJA memberships for high school students are $10.

One of the most exciting opportunities for NAJA college student members is the 2014 Native Voices project. As a participant of the all-expenses paid, week-long training in Santa Clara, Calif., July 6-12, students will gain hands-on experience under the guidance of Native professional mentors across the country representing print, digital and broadcast media.

NAJA college student memberships are $20.

Both Native Voices and Project Phoenix coincide with the 2014 National Native Media Conference, where over 350 professional journalists and communicators will converge to share the latest and greatest in Native media.

There’s no better way to gain media experience and build a portfolio while learning from the best media-makers in Indian Country (and elsewhere).

Students: Join NAJA today and apply for Native Voices or Project Phoenix before the extended deadline: May 9!

Please share this information (and the extended deadline) with your networks and encourage students in your tribe to jump start their future journalism careers with NAJA student projects!

Email or call 918-652-5612.


Older Post info

Application Deadline: April 30, 2014

No late or incomplete applications will be accepted.

Thank you for your interest in the 2014 NAJA Native Voices college student program.

Native Voices is an opportunity for college students to develop reporting and multimedia skills from tribal journalists and news industry professionals from across the country. The program takes place at the annual National Native Media Conference in Santa Clara, Calif.

Native Voices participants will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the conference for training in the nuts and bolts of journalism as well as in digital media. Participants also will be given pre-conference assignments on issues or trends related to Native American communities and to Native journalism.

In its 20th year, the NAJA student projects are pleased to announce a one-year pilot program for selected Native Voices participants who desire additional journalism training and mentoring.

The Native American Journalism Fellowship is a partnership between NAJA and the Newseum Institute. This innovative opportunity involves multimedia training, webinars and ongoing mentoring, plus guidance in applying for existing internship opportunities in tribal and mainstream media.

Ten participants will be selected for Native Voices and notified by May 15, 2014. Of those 10 participants, anyone who indicated an interest in being considered for the pilot project will automatically be accepted into the NAJ Fellows program.