By Shandra Martinez
The Grand Rapids resident has launched Native News Network, a website that offers stories about American Indians and mainstream issues from an American Indian perspective.
Rickert, whose journalism experience has primarily been book reviews and essays for The Press, now writes at a grueling pace of about five stories a day, six days a week.
“We didn’t want to look like a regional newsletter just for Indians or a blog,” Rickert said.
Since its launch in April, Native News Network has had more than 100,000 hits.
Rickert said he thinks the website offers something different than Indianz.com, which aggregates stories about Native Americans, including his.
I've already linked to dozens of Rickert's stories both here and on Pechanga.net. My hat's off to anyone who can write one or two stories a day, much less five. He's doing great work covering stories that no one else has covered.
For more on Native journalism, see Colonial Imagery in Canadian Newspapers and Native Can't Be Professors?!