2023 Indigenous Youth Media Workshop at NAU now accepting applications

Three photography students in front of NAU Communication building

Applications are open for Northern Arizona University’s 11th annual Indigenous Youth Media Workshop to all students currently in grades 8-12, with preference given to Native American high school juniors and seniors.

This year’s workshop will be held from June 25 through July 1. Students will live on the NAU campus and learn how to tell stories using the creative skills of digital filmmaking, photography, audio production and broadcast journalism. The workshop concludes with a live student-produced newscast in NAU’s three-camera high-definition TV studio.The workshop also will include a Broadcast and Media Career Fair, where students will learn about internships and career opportunities from Arizona broadcast and media professionals.

Tuition is $50. Full scholarships are available.

Encouraging Native American and other high school students to work together to tell the stories that are most important to them and their communities, this workshop was the vision of the late Andy Harvey, who told stories important to him at ​KPNX 12News​ in Phoenix. His hope was that the next generation would take up the torch and be the storytellers of their communities. At the workshop named in his honor, students tell stories important to them, with this year focused on sports, arts and entertainment, education, environment and technology.

Beginning in 2012, the workshop is supported by the TEGNA Foundation/Channel 12 KPNX, Dow Jones News Fund, Arizona Broadcasters Association, Hearst Foundation, Scripps Foundation, Native Public Media, KTNN Radio, NAU President’s Office, NAU Economic Policy Institute and NAU School of Communication. Applications close on April 17.

A large group of students jumping in front of NAU Communication building amendment plaza

To learn more, visit the Indigenous Youth Media Workshop website or Facebook page. ​

View the 2021 student broadcast.


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