During my five years on staff as the photographer and reporter for The Southern Ute Drum newspaper, we were fortunate enough to attend the annual NAJA (Native American Journalism Association) conferences which take place each summer. A time for inspiration, networking and community at large – additionally we were able to present the best of our work for awards each year!
As an associate member, I had the honor of receiving numerous awards over the years for both my feature writing and photography. It was with great pleasure to see my name on the list during my final season with the newspaper, a small publication that was above all a team effort – a shared a passion for journalism!
First Place for Best Environmental Story in Print for the feature Tracking elk using today’s technology
Click the link above to view the story and photos from one of my favorite assignments…
Enjoy! Best, Jeremy