NAJA-NPR NextGenRadio: Indigenous Nov. 1-6; Deadline to apply extended to Oct. 15

Second Indigenous-centered workshop for early-career professionals will be virtual and co-hosted with NPR station KOSU in Oklahoma City

The Native American Journalists Association and NPR’s Next Generation Radio Project will host the second NextGenRadio: Indigenous, a 5-day digital-first workshop centering Indigenous stories and storytellers Nov. 1-6. The application deadline has been extended to midnight CDT Oct. 15.

This project is open to early-career professionals in tribal and mainstream newsrooms, and the project is designed to enhance coverage of Indigenous affairs with Indigenous voices. Indigenous journalists with less than five years professional experience working in media, journalism, written and audio storytelling in addition to graphic design, illustration or data should apply.

Selected project participants will find and produce their own multimedia story, and will be paired 1:1 with an experienced coach and mentor throughout the workshop. Fellows will produce a 3:30- to 4-minute, non-narrated audio story, write a 500-600 word story about their subject and create other digital assets.

There is no cost and selected participants will receive a $500 stipend for their time and work. 

Project Staff

  • Managing / Digital Editors – Jourdan Bennett-Begaye (Díne), Traci Tong and Adreanna Rodriguez
  • Audio Tech – Selena Seay-Reynolds
  • Visuals – Erica Lee
  • Digital Editors – Lita Beck, Joanne Griffith-Poplar
  • Illustrators – Ard Su, EeJoon Choi and Emily Whang


  • Christine Trudeau (Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation), Contributing Editor, High Country News, Indigenous Affairs Desk
  • Cristela Guerra, Arts and Culture Reporter, WBUR, Boston, MA
  • Sam Yellowhorse Kesler (Navajo), Codeswitch Fellow, NPR, Philadelphia, PA
  • Taylar Stagner (Shoshone and Arapaho), Tribal Affairs Reporter, Yellowstone Public Radio (Next Gen Alumna)
  • Seth Bodine, Agriculture & Rural Issues Reporter, KOSU, Oklahoma City, OK

The first NAJA-NPR NextGenRadio: Indigenous project launched in March 2021.

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