Native News Honors Project

Valkenburg, Carol Van
September 2005
Nieman Reports;Fall2005, Vol. 59 Issue 3, p36
This article describes an initiative launched by the University of Montana, Montana, in 1991 in which Native and non-Native students learn how to find and tell stories in Indian Country, go to reservations to do their reporting, and publish their work with a focus on such complex topics as tribal sovereignty and race. In doing this project, the students learn a lot, as do their professors. The author describes the students' award-winning work as are hard hitting, insightful and in-depth stories about people whom the students spent time talking with and observing.


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