Native American Journalists Association Statement on Gannett Layoffs


The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) is saddened by the news of the loss of 700 positions within the Gannett newspaper division.

Diversity is a problem at mainstream newsrooms and layoffs compound the problem in coverage of communities of color.  NAJA stands alongside its UNITY alliance partners to help those journalists affected by the layoffs.

We are forwarding job positions to the Asian American Journalists Association’s (AAJA) president Doris Truong where the information will be shared via Facebook, Twitter, and AAJA’s website.  We will post that information for our NAJA members that are affected as well.

In the spirit of UNITY, we are here for all our fellow journalists.


Rhonda LeValdo, President, Native American Journalists Association

OU Gaylord College
395 W Lindsey
Norman, Oklahoma 73019-4201
405 325-9008



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