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Native journalists meet in Tulsa for conference


Hundreds of Native journalists and media types are in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for the 22nd annual Native American Journalism Association conference.

Topics on the agenda include free press in Indian Country, coverage of Native issues by the mainstream media and new technologies like blogs and podcasting. "We now have the opportunity to create community dialogues and community conversations and to reach far-flung Cherokees and Navajos and Ojibway people instantly," said George Benge, The Oklahoman reported.

The conference runs through Saturday.

Get the Story:
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Relevant Links:
Native American Journalists Association - http://www.naja.com

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