NAJA-NPR NextGenRadio: Indigenous set April 10-15 at Syracuse University, applications due March 18

Next Indigenous-centered workshop for early-career professionals focused on Indigenous journalists in the Eastern US

The Native American Journalists Association and NPR’s Next Generation Radio Project have set the third NextGenRadio: Indigenous, a five-day digital-first workshop centering Indigenous stories and storytellers for April 10-15. The project will be hosted by the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University and applications are due by midnight ET, Friday, March 18.

This project is open to early-career professionals in tribal and mainstream newsrooms, and is designed to enhance coverage of Indigenous affairs with Indigenous voices. 

Indigenous journalists located in the Eastern U.S. 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 here. The program is no cost to participants and past radio experience is preferred but not required.

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.

Selected participants will receive a $500 stipend for their time and work. 

Project Staff/Mentors Will Include

  • Doug Mitchell
  • Lita Beck (Navajo)
  • Heather C. Gomez (Jicarilla Apache)
  • Savannah Maher (Mashpee Wampanoag)
  • Taylar Stagner (Shoshone and Arapaho)
  • Sam Yellowhorse Kesler (Navajo)

View the last NAJA-NPR NextGenRadio: Indigenous project held in November 2021.

For questions or more information, email NAJA Education Manager Sheena Roetman: