A partnership between The Record-Eagle in Traverse City, Michigan, and Indigenizing the News is bringing four Indigenous women to report, consult and train in The Record-Eagle newsroom for the next six months.
The four journalists will also co-publish their work in Indigenizing the News, a digital news source dedicated to Native news, voices and contemporary issues.
The Mishigamiing Journalism Project has four goals:
Record-Eagle Executive Editor Nate Payne said: “The Record-Eagle is proud to be part of this effort to train and empower Indigenous journalists. We have known for years that there are far too few Native writers, photographers and editors working in the field, and we hope through this project we can play a part in changing the status quo for the better.”