By Neely Bardwell
Seven students have been selected by the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) to participate in the Native American Journalism Fellowship (NAJF). Each of these students is currently enrolled in colleges and universities across the country.
This class of 2022 scholars will be able to participate in a virtual program while receiving three hours of college credit at their respective universities. There are five mentors that students will work closely with throughout the duration of this scholarship. Each of these five mentors represents four different branches of journalism: broadcast, radio, print and digital media.
Students will have the opportunity to pitch stories to news outlets and will also have the opportunity to participate in the National Indigenous Media Conference where they can meet and network with other Indigenous journalists.
The NAJF Class of 2022
Lyric Aquino (Tewa) – New York University
Grace Benally (Navajo) – Arizona State University
Valentin Contreras (Pala Band of Mission Indians and IIPAY Nation of Santa Ysabel)
California State University
Carrie Lynn Johnson (Chickasaw and Pawnee) – Austin College
McKayla Lee (Navajo) – University of Montana
Lindsay McCoy (Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa) – Michigan State University
Priscilla Wolf (Cree) – University of Regina
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