NATV 450 Native American Newspaper Publications

Native Amerian Studies 
Mary K. Bowannie
Geographic Area Served

Albuquerque, International, New Mexico State-wide, Tribal / Reservation
Project Description
The project came out of much thought and discussion with myself, Mary K. Bowannie, and other Native American Journalists across the country. I wanted to develop a class that included the nuts and bolts of how to create a newspaper but with a tribal twist. I wanted the student to not only learn abou the history of the Native American Press, but to also see the importance and place a Native publication has in the Nation Building, a key focus of the Native American Studies program at UNM.

Instruct the students on the history and importance of the Native American press and Native American media. Provide general nuts and bolts instruction on how to publish a student newspaper. Have the students learn by doing and to also see first how the publication and operation of The Navajo Times newspaper and press. Create a Native American Student publication that will become a permanent publication within the Native American Studies department.

Students with journalism and media, layout design, art and computer technical experience are encouraged to sign up for the course. Students are also encouraged to have taken NAT AM 150 before enrolling in this course.

Course Information

Department: Native American Studies
Course #: 450
Frequency: Every Spring
This fast paced topics course is designed to give students an overview of Native American and tribal newspapers. Also, students will learn what is involved in the production and publication of a tribal newspaper. Students will act as reporters, editors, photographers, designers and work collaboratively to create and publish a newspaper as part of the class final project. Students will be expected to attend all class and lab time, work productively individually and as a team, and meet deadlines as assigned. This course will be taught in collaboration with The Navajo Times Newspaper of Window Rock, Arizona.  

Contact Information:
Location Mailing Address
UNM - Main Campus
Mesa Vista Hall Room 3080
 UNM Main Campus
MSC06 3740
Email Telephone
Mary K. Bowannie
Front Desk 505-277-3917
Mary K. Bowannie 505-277-9271
Native American Studies

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