NAJA Announces 2023 Native American Journalism Fellows

Indian Voices
April 11, 2023

The Native American Journalists Association selects Indigenous fellows for virtual curriculum, conference attendance

NORMAN, Okla. – The Native American Journalists Association has selected seven students for the Native American Journalism Fellowship (NAJF) class of 2023. 

The 2023 class of fellows will participate in a virtual curriculum with selected mentors representing broadcast, radio, print and digital media. This innovative experience will be designed to leverage the advantages of a digital newsroom while allowing fellows to strengthen reporting skills, pitch stories to news outlets, participate in the National Native Media Conference, and network with other Indigenous journalists.

Mentors in Training:

• Carrie Johnson, Chickasaw/Pawnee

• Meghanlata Gupta, Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians


• Frank Blanquet, Maya, FNX | First Nations Experience

• Pauly Denetclaw, Diné, ICT

• Joseph Lee, Aquinnah Wampanoag, Grist

• Adreanna Rodriguez, Lakota/Chicana, Vice

• Shondiin Silversmith, Navajo, Arizona Mirror

• Taylar Stagner, Arapaho and Shoshone, High Country News

• Christine Trudeau, Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, University of Montana