NAJA 2012 Media Awards
2012 UNITY Convention
UNITY 2012 August 1-4, 2012
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada
1.Contest entries will only be accepted from now to March 15, 2012, by 5:00pm.
2.Contestant must be a current NAJA member at time of entry and also at the time of the Media Awards Banquet on August 3, 2012.
3. Submitted entries must have been published, broadcasted, or posted between Jan. 1, 2011 and Dec. 31, 2011.
4. If an editor or producer is entering the work of an employee, the employee must be a current NAJA member or the work will not be considered.
5. Cost is $20 per entry and $10 for students.
Individuals may turn in three separate entries in any one category as desired. Entries in multiple categories are encouraged:
6. Each entry must have its own entry form & payment must accompany each entry.
Each entry (clip, DVD, CD, USB Memory Stick etc.) should have last name of contestant and contest legibly displayed.
7. Each Entrant must include proof of Native American or First People of Canada Ancestry. (i.e. Copy of CDIB, Enrollment Card, OR a letter from their tribe stating enrollment). Excluding the Associate Category.
8. Because of status within NAJA, Associate members can only enter the Associate category.
9. General Excellence awards are for Native American-owned media outlets that are at least 50 percent Native American-owned, managed or controlled.
10. All categories will be recognized at the 2012 NAJA Media Awards Banquet, but only those categories with a minimum of three entries from three separate persons or organizations will be judged. .
11. Only fully completed entry forms with full payment will be judged.
12. Judges' decisions are final and entries will not be returned.
Categories for NAJA 2012 Media Awards
- Best Radio - single news story no longer than ten minutes; feature story no longer than 15 minutes on CD, or Flash Drive. Divisions are commercial and non-commercial
- Best TV - single story no longer than ten minutes on CD/DVD or Flash Drive. Divisions are commercial and non-commercial
Divisions for newspaper entries are:
Division 1 - circulation of 20,000 or more copies
Division 2 - circulation of 15,000 to 19,999 copies
Division 3 - circulation of 10,000 to 14,999 copies
Division 4 - circulation of 5,000 to 9,999 copies
Division 5 - circulation of less than 5,000 copies
- Best Layout - three different and complete issues per entry within your respective division category.
- Best Photo - submit only three 8 x 10 prints within your respective division category
- Best Online Newspaper - 8.5 x 11 copy of home page and URL address within your respective division category
- General Excellence - Print, Radio, & TV: three different and complete issues per entry within your respective division category.
- College and High School - print, two entries; broadcast, no longer than ten minutes; three different issues for General Excellence
- Richard LaCourse Award sponsored by Gannett Foundation- Excellence in investigative reporting in print or broadcast; if broadcast, place on CD/DVD or Flash Drive. The winner will receive a $5,000.00 award. No division categories for this entry.
WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA EMAIL BY June 1, 2012.
A request for a NAJA 2012 Media Awards Entry Form can be
sent to Jeff Harjo, Executive Director at the NAJA Office.
NAJA Membership Enrollment
Have you renewed your NAJA membership yet?
All new renewals will be put in several drawings for great prizes! The first drawing will take place on March 9 at 5 p.m. for the grand prize of a PAID UNITY conference registration.
Other prizes include a netbook and LifeScribe pens. This coming year's UNITY conference is in sunny Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay resort during the first week of August. The drawing is only open to current NAJA members, so go to the
and renew today!
Marguerite Casey Foundation Announces
2012 Journalism Fellowship and Scholars
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kathleen Baca, Director of Communications
Seattle, WA - Marguerite Casey Foundation is pleased to announce its Fellowship Program on Poverty. The program, which aims to increase the public's and policymakers' understanding of poverty through journalism, consists of two components: fellowships (2) for professional journalists and scholarships (2) for students of journalism.
Fellows and scholars selected will write at least one in-depth story or a short series from the point of view of families living in poverty and illustrating how language, culture and race influence public attitudes and policy about poor people.
"One in three families in America are working poor; one in six live below the poverty level," said Luz Vega-Marquis, CEO and president of Marguerite Casey Foundation. "Families have the firsthand experience and insight into how public policy, attitudes and systems affect their lives - yet, they are rarely consulted before a policy decision is made.
"Journalists can have a significant impact on changing the public narrative about poor people. It is our hope that these fellowships and scholarships will help put the issues of families and poverty front and center in the public debate and elevate the voices of families in policymaking," said Vega-Marquis.
The 2012 Journalism Fellowship is open to print, electronic and new media journalists with a minimum of three years of professional experience. Each fellow will receive a stipend of $4,000 and up to $1,000 for travel expenses.
The 2012 Journalism Scholarship is open to print, electronic and new media collegiate journalists. Students will not be required to leave their academic studies. Each recipient will receive a stipend of $1,000 and up to $800 for travel expenses.
Applications for the 2012 fellowships and scholarships are due to Marguerite Casey Foundation by February 29, 2012. To learn more about the Fellowship Program on Poverty, visit: www.caseygrants.org/pages/resources/journalism_fellowship_scholarships.asp
Marguerite Casey Foundation is a national, independent grantmaking foundation dedicated to helping low-income families strengthen their voice and mobilize their communities.
Fulbright New Zealand invites applications for the 2013 Ian Axford (New Zealand) Fellowships in Public Policy.
Please forward this e-mail and flyer below to people who would be interested in this opportunity.
Ian Axford (New Zealand) Fellowships in Public Policy give outstanding American mid-career professionals the opportunity to research, travel and gain practical experience in public policy in New Zealand for seven months.
Established and funded by the New Zealand Government in 1995 to reinforce links between New Zealand and the United States, the programme aims to advance all areas of public policy by cross-fertilisation of ideas and experience and to continue building a network of public policy experts on both sides of the Pacific.
Axford Fellows have the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of the New Zealand government sector and its economic, social or political reforms and issues. Fellows will identify a particular policy topic they wish to explore and will be based at an appropriate government ministry or department. They will be carefully paired with a leading policy expert who will serve as their mentor. In addition, Fellows will be expected to spend a
substantial part of their Fellowship in contact with other relevant organisations to gain practical experience in their field in New Zealand. They are required to produce a policy report for publication by the Fellowships Office (Fulbright New Zealand) and report their findings in public seminars in New Zealand before returning, and in the USA after their return.
Three to five Fellows are selected each year. Applicants must be US citizens with at least five years experience in their professions, and must submit a formal application.
For further information and an application form, see Fulbright New Zealand's website at
Applications close March 1, 2012.
For enquiries please contact:
Stefanie Joe OR Frank Cain
Programme Team Leader US Program Coordinator
Fulbright New Zealand Phone +1 202 460 0609
Phone +64 4 494 1507 Email: email@example.com
If you wish to apply, please begin liaising with your potential host - New Zealand Government agency, as soon as possible. It takes considerable time to establish a potential fellowship so start early!
To view a list of New Zealand Government Ministries and Departments with the names of the Chief Executives
please visit http://www.ssc.govt.nz/ce-photo-file