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Indian Country Today to relocate to ASU Cronkite school

Posted at 12:21 PM, Apr 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-03 15:24:24-04

PHOENIX (AP) - Indian Country Today, an online publication covering tribes and indigenous people across North America, is relocating its operation to Arizona State University.

The outlet announced Wednesday that it will move this summer from Washington, D.C. to the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in Phoenix.

A digital team, however, will remain in Washington.

In addition, Indian Country Today plans to create a national TV news program specifically for Native Americans using Native American talent.

Cronkite Dean Christopher Callahan says the school is aiming to bolster coverage of Native communities as well as the number of Native journalism students.

The partnership is the latest of several initiatives happening at Cronkite.

"PBS NewsHour" announced last month plans for a western news bureau inside the journalism school.