NAJA announces 2015 National Native Media Award winners

NORMAN, Okla. — The Native American Journalists Association will award more than 200 National Native Media Awards recognizing members’ coverage of Indian Country during the 2016 NAJA Media Awards Banquet on Sept. 20.
The annual competition recognizes excellence in reporting by Native and non-Native journalists across the US and Canada.

Online – Best Feature Story

First Place

Tristan Ahtone

The United States of Bus Travel

Al Jazeera America

Online – Best Sports Story

First Place

Tristan Ahtone

Dust and diesel in the USA

Al Jazeera America

Online – Best News Story

First Place

Tristan Ahtone

Minnesota tribe invokes treaty rights in fight to stop pipeline

Al Jazeera America

TV – Best Feature Story

Second Place

Tristan Ahtone

Paul Castaway Shooting

Al Jazeera America

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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