NAJA announces 2014 National Native Media Award winners

NORMAN, Okla. — The Native American Journalists Association will recognize more than 200 members for their coverage of Indian Country during the 2014 National Native Media Awards Banquet July 12. The annual competition recognizes excellence in reporting by Native and non-Native journalists across the U.S., and Canada.

2014 NAJA Richard LaCourse/Gannett Foundation Al Neuharth Investigative Journalism Award

In partnership with the Gannett Foundation, NAJA offers an annual $5,000 award to recognize groundbreaking work by a journalist or a team that creatively uses digital tools in the role of community watchdog.

The recipient of the 2014 NAJA Richard LaCourse/Gannett Foundation Al Neuharth Investigative Journalism Award, for the second consecutive year, is freelance reporter Tristan Ahtone (Kiowa).

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Tristan Ahtone

Tristan Ahtone is a member of the Kiowa Tribe and serves as associate editor for tribal affairs at High Country News. He has reported for PBS NewsHour, National Native News, Wyoming Public Radio, NPR, Al Jazeera America, Indian Country Today, and National Geographic, and more. Tristan’s stories have won multiple honors, including investigative awards from Public Radio News Directors Incorporated and the Gannett Foundation. He additionally was awarded a Nieman Fellowship to study at Harvard University in 2017. He is president of the Native American Journalists Association.

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