Indian Country Today Media Network
Indian Country Today Media Network is a weekly U.S. newsmagazine that is a national news source for Natives, American Indians, and Tribes in the U.S. and Alaska. The ICT Media Network revealed their new online multi-media news platform in January 2011; it is a daily, hourly, or "as news breaks" online publication that now reaches 48,000 readers weekly.
ICTMN carries original news reporting on issues of interest to Native American readers.
Founded as a newsprint weekly in 1981 Indian Country Today described itself as "The Nations' Leading American Indian News Source." The newspaper's founder Tim Giago, was located on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation but remained independent of tribal government. In 1998, he sold the paper to Four Directions Media, Inc., which is owned and operated by the Oneida Nation of New York. The newspaper was headquartered in Canastota, New York. In 2011, operations were moved to New York City, and the regional newspaper Indian Country Today became Indian Country Today Media Network.
Gale Courey Toensing and Rob Capriccioso serve as staff reporters.
Indian Country Today Media Network has a lesser yet significant Canadian and worldwide readership, which is increasing as regionally based journalists are recruited to cover Canadian First Nations, Latin American Indigenous Peoples, Pacific Islanders, Australian Aboriginals, and Indigenous Peoples throughout the world.
In 2005, an Indian Country Today editorial, titled "Hurricane Katrina Uncovers a Tale of Two Americas", was quoted by South African President Thabo Mbeki in a letter to the ANC Today, published by the African National Congress.
ICTMN won five awards at the Native American Journalists Association Conference in 2011, including an award for Best Environmental Story, EPA Tells Wind River Reservation, “Don’t Drink The Water.” (Sept. 2010).
Writers, editors, and contributors
The names below are from Indian Country Today's list of contributors
- Donna Caruso
- Mark Fogarty
- Lisa Gale Garrigues
- John Hamblett
- Terri Crawford Hansen Environment and Science reporter
- Larry Spotted Crow Mann
- Jodi Rave
- Valerie Taliman
- Mark Trahant
- "About", Indian Country Today
- "Indian Country Today Media Network to Launch January 14, 2011". PRNewswire. 2011-01-06. Retrieved 2012-12-02.
- Indian Country Today, September 8, 2005
- Thabo Mbeki, "The Shared Pain of New Orleans", ANC Today, Volume 5, No. 36 • 9—15 September 2005
- Terri Hansen (2011-07-07). "Native American Journalism Excellence". Mother Earth Journal. Retrieved 2012-12-02.