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NAJA applauds CNN for cutting ties with Rick Santorum

 


OKLAHOMA CITY— The Native American Journalists Association applauds CNN for hearing our call to remove Rick Santorum from his commentator position.

On April 26, NAJA released a statement cautioning Indigenous journalists against working with CNN and called for Santorum’s dismissal in light of his racist comments at the Young America Foundation’s conference.

The call launched tremendous grassroots support on social media, not only echoing our demand for Santorum’s removal, but also pointing to key tenets of NAJA’s mission, including increased Indigenous representation at every level in mainstream newsrooms and equal pay.

NAJA thanks the voices who amplified our calls and for the support from the Indigenous community at large.

We applaud CNN but look forward to seeing the network’s senior leaders take significant action to provide their audience with fair and accurate reporting on Indigenous people. NAJA is still waiting on a public apology for Santorum’s remarks and for the racist language used on-air during their 2020 Election Night coverage.

 

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