July 20, 2011

NAJA's 2010 award winners

Valerie Taliman and Other ICTMN Journalists Honored at NAJA ConventionAt the Native American Journalists’ Association awards banquet held Saturday night in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Valerie Taliman won the Richard LaCourse Award for her series on missing and murdered First Nations women that was published by Indian Country Today in 2010.And:Three other journalists were honored at the banquet for work published by Indian Country Today Media Network. Washington, DC correspondent Rob Capriccioso won an award for Best Environmental Story for “Snowy Relations On Sacred Site Development,” and was also recognized for his feature “Obama Failed to Connect.” Terri Hansen’s piece “EPA Tells Wind River Reservation, ‘Don’t Drink The Water’” also won for Best Environmental Story, and Carol Berry’s series “Exploring Native Identity” won Best News Story.

The Navajo Times was honored with General Excellence and Best Layout awards, and Native American Times won Best Magazine. The General Excellence award for radio journalism went to Susan Braine (National Native News), and Jason Salsman (Muskogee Nation) won for Best Television News Story.
Comment:  For more on NAJA's awards, see NAJA Recognizes ICT in 2009 and NAJA's 2008 Award Winners. For more on Native journalism in general, see Wikipedia:  Native Journalists Aren't Notable and Lakota Country Times Distributes School Newspaper.

Below:  Valerie Taliman.

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