National Native News (NNN) is a weekday, five-minute radio newscast. Our headline radio news service is dedicated to Native American and Indigenous issues and events in communities across the US, Canada and the world. NNN airs news stories about Native Americans, Alaska Natives and Indigenous people worldwide.The newscast is produced in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It is one of Koahnic Broadcast Corporation’s three nationally syndicated programs. NNN is the first Native-produced, daily Native radio newscast that is distributed nationally.
Pitching newscast spots to National Native News:
- Pitch stories directly to NNN Producer Antonia Gonzales (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- NNN does not pay travel expenses.
- The pay scale is generally from $45.00-75.00 per story. Compensation can be negotiated if a submission requires heavy editing or editorial requirements have not been followed.
If your story is accepted:
- Story length should not exceed 75 seconds, plus anchor lead, unless pre-approved by the producer.
- NNN daily FILING DEADLINE IS no later than 10 am Eastern Time.
- NNN reserves the right to edit EVERY submission before it is accepted for broadcast. Scripts must be e-mailed to the producer prior to an edit. Edits are conducted by email or telephone.
- Final submissions should be submitted as .wav files but can be sent as an .mp3 file at 128kpbs quality or higher to our Internet FTP site (call to get the FTP address). Telephone feeds are only accepted when no other means of transmission exists and only if acceptable technical quality can be achieved. Submissions are only accepted AFTER an edit and with the approval of the NNN producer
- News stories purchased become the property of NNN. Reporters are not paid residuals for additional use of their work.
- NNN will pay a “kill fee” for commissioned stories if not used/aired.
- When submitting for the first time, be sure to submit your SSN, mailing address and phone number(s).
- NNN uses a weekly pay schedule.
- NNN prefers the term “Native American(s) or Alaska Native(s) ” when referring to American Indians, Eskimos and Aleuts, but will accept the term “Indian(s)” if it is appropriate and accurate.
- When using the words, “Native American(s)” or “Indian(s),” they should be used as adjectives whenever possible, not as nouns (do not say, “the Indians claim”). The word “Indian” can be eliminated when referring to a particular reservation, for example “Navajo Reservation,” instead of “Navajo Indian Reservation.”
- Be careful not to generalize when using the terms, “Native American(s)” or “Indian(s).” A tribal reference is always more accurate – i.e., “a Cherokee man from Oklahoma,” “the Menominee Tribal Chairman,” or “a Lakota tribal member from Pine Ridge”
- Always try to use a tribe’s name, for example “remains of a Shawnee burial site” instead of “native remains were found”
- Be sure to use a tribe’s correct name; some have changed from “Tribe” to “Nation,” others have not.
Antonia Gonzales, Producer
Phone: (505) 702-8571