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Jodi Rave: Media needs more Native journalists


"Juanita Gardipee's venture into journalism is just beginning. But whether the young Native woman has a meaningful, lasting career in journalism remains to be seen.

Right now, the 15-year-old says she's hooked. It's a small miracle that Juanita sees herself being a reporter at all. After all, few Native role models exist in the print or broadcast business. Native reporters, copy editors and photographers remain vastly under-represented in newsrooms across the country.

But if the news industry is lucky, Juanita will stick around. The Gros Ventre and Cherokee teenager is what newspapers and TV stations need."

Get the Story:
Hiring -- and Nurturing -- Native Journalists (Jodi Rave Lee 9/22)

Relevant Links:
Jodi Rave Lee - http://www.missoulian.com/jodirave

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