The 2019 NAJA-Medill Milestone Achievement Award recognizes important contributions made by journalists in the past, as well as encourages the new generation of Native journalists to achieve career excellence. This award honors NAJA’s mission and the exemplary people who have led the way with outstanding work and contributions to the field of journalism.
A $5,000 prize, sponsored by the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, is included with this award and recipient will be invited to address a media class later in the academic year at the university, in coordination with Medill.
There is no cost to nominate a NAJA member for this award, however, the nominee must be a NAJA member in good standing in order to be considered.
Selection process:• Candidates’ contributions to the field of journalism should be supported with documentation (examples could include resumes, websites, publications or any materials which adequately showcase the work of the nominee). See the nomination form for more details.• The NAJA Board of Directors leads an appointed committee to make and review nominations, selecting an annual winner of the NAJA-Medill Milestone Achievement Award.