Meet Indian Country Today’s Deputy Managing Editor – Jourdan Bennett-Begaye

By Kalle Benallie, Reporter/Producer Intern
Published on August 18, 2020

Jourdan Bennett-Begaye is from New Mexico and a Diné citizen of the Navajo Nation. She identifies as The Towering House Clan, The Coyote Pass Clan of Jemez, The Mexican Clan, and The Hopi with Red Running Into the Water Clan. She received her master’s degree in magazine, newspaper and online journalism as a Newhouse Minorities fellow  from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in New York. After graduate school, she taught high school journalism, video production and theatre in New Mexico. She has written for numerous publications including Native Peoples Magazine and NPR’s NextGen Radio Project. She also co-founded the Survival of the First Voices, an art and media organization for Native youth.