Mvskoke Media wins eleven NAJA awards

Mvskoke Media wins eleven NAJA awards

Mvskoke Media release

OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — Mvskoke Media was awarded eleven 2017 Native American Journalists Association Awards.

Manager Sterling Cosper said Mvskoke Media received awards in a diverse array of platforms and formats, with several staff members placing well in categories in which they had never ventured.

“This shows the natural talent of our crew and their efforts to grow, as well as effective grooming of Mvskoke Media leadership,” he said. “We will continue to make Muscogee (Creek) Nation proud as we generate new potential submissions for next year.”

‘MvskokeVision’ received first place in Professional Division II TV General Excellence.

Jason Salsman received second place in Professional Division II TV Best Feature Story for ‘Running is ceremony’ and second place in Professional Division II TV Best News Story for ‘Mvskoke Navy helps with Hurricane Harvey.’

Gary Fife received second place in Professional Division II Radio Best Feature Story for ‘Myths and legends.’

The ‘Mvskoke News’ received third place in Professional Division II Print General Excellence.

Fife received second place in Professional Division II Print Best Column for ‘Emvpanayv.’

Salsman received second place in Professional Division II Print Best Editorial for ‘#RealTalk: Custard’s last stand.’

Kevin Barnett received second place in Professional Division II Print Best Sports Story for ‘Eufaula boxer wins national championship.’

Liz Gray received second place in Professional Division II Print Best News Story for ‘Council representative alleges sexual harassment by Speaker.’

Jessica McBride received first place in Associate Division II Print Best Feature Story for ‘The heart of Hope’ and second place in Associate Division II Print Best Coverage of Native America for ‘The call of duty: Protecting the water protectors.’

Mvskoke Media was created as an independent agency and separated from the Muscogee (Creek) Nation executive branch through a 2015 tribal free press law.

It is one of only five independent tribal media departments in the United States.

The department aims to be the voice of the Mvskoke people by distributing information to MCN through its newspaper, radio show and TV broadcasts, as well as graphic design and printing services.

For more information, visit: www.mvskokemedia.com or on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat: @MvskokeMedia.

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