NAJA Alerts, Announcements, Potpourri - May 29th, 2007
The last day to pre-register for NAJA's 2007 convention, "We Talk You Listen: A Tribute to Vine Deloria Jr.," is May 31.
Register now to attend such sessions as:
_ Advancing Your Photography
_ Reporting on Native children and families
_ Editorial Political Cartooning: Crafting Your Message
_ Convergence for Print Journalists
_ The Native Voice: A Guide to Column Writing
_ Making Magic: Assembling Your Multimedia Tools
_ Broadcast critiques and much more!
Also, May 30 is the last day to sign up for a free session, Business Bootcamp: Covering Business on Native lands.
For more information on the 2007 convention, go to http://www.naja.com/programs/convention.
See you in Denver,
Las Vegas Fights Crystal Meth Use
As you may already know, Nevada leads the nation in Methamphetamine use.
On Wednesday, May 30, 2007, we plan on fighting back by broadcasting "Crystal Darkness - Meth's Deadly Assault on our Youth" in Las Vegas. It will be broadcast on EVERY Las Vegas television station from 730-800PM.
Please contact Pastor Troy Martinez @ email@example.com for further information.
Wanted: Up And Coming Minority TV Producer For LATV Festival
The National Association of Minority Media Executives is looking for an up-and-coming television producer to the inaugural LATV Festival and television Boot Camp July 25-27 in Los Angeles.
One NAMME member will receive a scholarship for the 2007 Diversity Fellowship Program. The chosen recipient will participate in a customized program of workshops and meetings with Fox Networks Group executives on Wednesday, July 25.
On July 26 and 27, the recipient will participate in the 2007 NATPE TV Producers' Boot camp. The boot camp includes:
-Roundtable chats with development executives
-Interactive clinics where attendees will receive coaching on pitching, strategy, and project development
-Access to the NestGen TV Competition celebration reception
-Pitching opportunities with networks, production, and distribution companies
-Invaluable networking opportunities
-Paid accommodations at the Orlando Hotel in West Hollywood.
To apply through NAMME, submit the following by June 5, 2007:
-A complete application form
-A letter of recommendation from a source in the entertainment industry
-A one-page maximum resume outlining their background and recent production credits
-A one-page, double-spaced statement explaining what they hope to accomplish and learn by participating in the program.
Email information to Toni Laws, director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to (703) 854-7181.
For more information about the program, go to:
INDN's List Campaign Camp - August 20th - 25th
Application deadline - June 15th
Dear Native Unity Editor:
Are you, someone you know, or maybe one of your readers interested in running for office or working for a political campaign? INDN's List is sponsoring its second Campaign Camp this August, and we would like to invite you and your readers to apply.
Campaign Camp is the country's only training seminar to train American Indians in the art of political campaigning - whether as a candidate or as campaign staff. This year, Campaign Camp will be held August 20 - 25 on the reservation of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, near Palm Springs,California.
The training will include sessions on fundraising, targeting, direct mail, message, field organizing, canvassing and phone banks, using a voter file, working with tribes, local and state parties, building a political resume and GOTV, to name just some of the topics covered. Participants will be trained by the best and brightest campaign professionals in the country,and will hear speeches from political leaders and personalities throughout the week.
Our first Campaign Camp was hosted in October 2005 by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community in Minnesota and was hugely successful in recruiting and training winning candidates.
The camp was attended by the nation's best and brightest campaign professionals to prepare 109 people from 21 states and 50 Indian Nations to work on campaigns and run for public office. Support for the conference was astounding, with presentations by DNC Chair Governor Howard Dean, radio personality Al Franken, and 3 members of Congress - Stephanie Herseth (D-SD), Mike Honda (D-CA), and Jim Oberstar (D-MN).
The application to attend Campaign Camp can be found on our website: (http://indnslist.org/campaign_camp_2007)
Application and registration are due by June 15. We have limited funds available to provide scholarships to some attendees, and space is limited, so we encourage you and your peers to apply early. I look forward to seeing you there!
Yakoke,* -Kalyn Free
"Thank You" in Choctaw.
Paid Television Internship In Idaho
KTVB News Channel 7 in Idaho has a paid internship available.
The internship is designed to provide students, who have a strong interest in broadcast journalism, an opportunity to gain an insight into the daily operation of professional news production.
Contact the following for more information:
Jenniffer Card, Senior Accountant
KTVB-Idaho's News Channel 7
Indigenous Media Conference
The Association of Sami Journalists (Sami Journalisttaid Searvi or SJS) is hosting a conference for indigenous media, "Same Voice, But Different," October 4-6, 2007, in Sapmi, Norway.
The conference will offer discussion, workshops and various arrangements where indigenous journalists can contribute their media experiences.
SJS is made up of indigenous journalists from Finland, Norway, Russia and Sweden.
For more information, contact Anne Wuolab at 46-70-597-9119 or
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