Jourdan Bennett-Begaye

Jourdan Bennett-Begaye is the managing editor for Indian Country Today. She is also a Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) board member.

She is 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. 

Since her hire with Indian Country Today in 2018, Jourdan has reported stories on health, education, public health, 2020 Census, policy, politics, and more. She has focused on the COVID-19 pandemic coverage, especially COVID-19 data, in Indian Country. 

Jourdan received her master's degree in magazine, newspaper and online journalism through the Newhouse Minorities Fellowship at 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 her home state, New Mexico. 

She’s written for Native Peoples Magazine, Fan First, MediaShift, The Daily Times, NAJA’s Native Voices News, NPR’s NextGen Radio Project, and Post-Standard. While in New Mexico, Jourdan co-founded the Survival of the First Voices, an art and media organization for Native youth.