NAJA, NPM host joint conference July 18-21

Join the Native American Journalists Association and Native Public Media for a joint conference July 18-21 at the Tempe Mission Palms in Tempe.

Learn new skills for mobile reporting at the “Social-Mobile Bootcamp on Thursday July 18 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Using your iPhone or Droid learn how you can produce stories, post to websites and even live-stream interviews.

Or, you can “Visualize Your Investigation” at a panel on Friday July 19 from 1:45 – 3:15 p.m. The workshop will be presented by the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting. You will learn how to improve the quality and quantity of photos, graphics and maps that accompany stories. This is especially important for the web and mobile devices. Learn how to make a visual plan for your investigation.

Also on Friday July 19 hear from Geoffrey Blackwell, the head of the Native Affairs and Policy Office of the Federal Communications Commission, in a panel on the “A Guide for Journalists,” from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. This office handles all FCC ongoing consultation and coordination with American Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages as well as Native Hawaiian Organizations.

*Former FCC Commissioner Michael Kopps will be the keynote speaker at the Awards Banquet on Saturday night, July 20. Banquet tickets are $65.

Visit: for a full conference schedule and to register.