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8th Annual Andy Harvey Broadcast Journalism Workshop: "Tell Your Story"

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.

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Contact: Toni DeAztlan Smith at 928-523-3378 or

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