FLAGSTAFF, AZ – We’re excited to announce our 2019 Andy Harvey Broadcast Journalism Workshop class!
20 high-school students were selected from 40 applications to spend a week at Northern Arizona University for hands-on training in media production. The 2019 class represents five tribal communities including: Navajo, Hopi, White Mountain Apache, and Cherokee.
This year, students will learn digital photography, videography, radio announcing, and virtual reality. The workshop runs June 16-22, 2019.
A warm welcome to our 2019 workshop class:
Quannah Arnold, Ramona High School
Pristina Benally, Chinle High School
Sara Conklin, American Leadership Academy Queen Creek High School
Jaelyn DeChilly, St. Michael Indian School
Stran Frank, Monument Valley High School
Chancey Gibson, Gallup High School
Taylor Harvey, Cactus Shadows High School
Elijah Hawkins, Blue Ridge High School
Josiah Hawkins, Blue Ridge High School
Michael Komalestewa, Coconino High School
Joshua McCabe, Tuba City High School
Brianna Patrick, Maryvale High School
Tre Rawls, Flagstaff High School
Alani Rhodes, Combs High School
Analicia Shirley, Maryvale High School
Natalia Shirley, Maryvale High School
Dezbah Tafoya, Window Rock High School
Taylor Taliman, Coconino High School
Mandi Wheeler, Navajo Preparatory School
Dylan Yazzie, Coconino High School
Workshop participants stay on the Northern Arizona University campus and work in the School of Communication’s Media Innovation Center newsroom. This year, students will focus on health and wellness themes for their projects.
This workshop encourages Native American high school students to work together to tell the stories that are most important to them and their communities. This was the vision that the late Andy Harvey who worked to tell the stories important to him atKPNX 12News in Phoenix. His hope was that the next generation would take up the torch and be the storytellers of their communities.
The workshop began in 2012. Past partnerships include the Heard Museum, KPNX 12News, KTAR Radio, NAU Native American Cultural Center, Native American Journalists Association, and Native Public Media. The workshop is supported by the TEGNA Foundation, NAU President’s Office, Chinle Indian Health Services, Dow Jones News Fund and the NAU School of Communication.
To learn more visit: http://www.nativeamericanbroadcastworkshop.org/. Like us on Facebook!
Contact: Toni DeAztlan Smith at 928-523-3378 or Toni.DSmith@nau.edu