Pub. date: 2009 | Online Pub. Date: December 16, 2009 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412972048 | Print ISBN: 9780761929574 | Online ISBN: 9781412972048| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Native American News Media
Michael Robert Evans
Native American journalism has been active on the American political and cultural landscape for more than 150 years, and current tribal and pan-tribal media efforts are fostering ever greater degrees of professionalism and influence. From newspapers and radio stations to sophisticated online multimedia packages, Native media outlets continue to play both a watchdog role at home and an advocacy role throughout the world. The realm of Native media has consistently been dominated by newspapers. Hundreds of tribal publications provide local and tribal information to their readers, and new newspapers sprout up as quickly as old ones fade away. A few pan-tribal newspapers offer information of Native interest to readers throughout the United States. The Cherokee Phoenix remains among the largest and best known of the tribal papers. It was founded in New Echota, Georgia, in 1828, at a time when the federal government was working hard to expel all Phoenix ...