Reporting on Native American issues is an important and distinct journalistic pursuit in the U.S. Felicia Fonseca, an AP reporter, Antonia Gonzales, a reporter at Native American News, and Valerie Taliman, an editor at Indian Country Today, spoke to CAMP attendees about the sensitivity and insight needed to accurately tell an Indian story. “I encourage people to [first] go to a tribal community, not as a reporter, but as a human being,” said Gonzales. She said the communities are often hesitant to speak with reporters since they have been misrepresented in the past. Access to documents and court hearings can... read more
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