Indigenous Media Conference

Event Date: 
July 25, 2024 to July 27, 2024

The Indigenous Journalists Association (IJA) will host the Indigenous Media Conference (IMC), formerly known as the National Native Media Conference, at the Omni Hotel in Oklahoma City, July 25-27, 2024.

IJA’s board of directors voted unanimously in favor of Oklahoma City as its 2024 conference location to bring further awareness to the free press challenges facing tribal nations across the US, where only five of 574 federally recognized tribes have adopted free press protections for their independent media outlets.

The annual three-day conference is returning to Oklahoma for the third time in its history, with past conferences held in Tulsa in 1989 and 2006.

Call For Proposals
IJA is now accepting program proposals for the 2024 Indigenous Media Conference through Feb. 2, 2024. IJA will facilitate breakout sessions and workshops to support and enhance the knowledge and skills of journalists covering Indigenous communities. To submit a program proposal, members should review and complete the submission form.

Read the Nov 2, 2023 announcement.

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