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A Major Source Of Native American News Is Shutting Down. What Now?

The logo for Al Jazeera America is displayed outside of the cable news channel's offices on January 13, 2016 in New York City. Al Jazeera America, which debuted in August 2013,  announced today that they are shutting down. Employees of the struggling news network known as AJAM were informed of the decision during an all-hands staff meeting on Wednesday afternoon.  (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
The logo for Al Jazeera America is displayed outside of the cable news channel's offices on January 13, 2016 in New York City. Al Jazeera America, which debuted in August 2013, announced today that they are shutting down. Employees of the struggling news network known as AJAM were informed of the decision during an all-hands staff meeting on Wednesday afternoon. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The news network Al Jazeera America hoped to cover news in often-ignored corners of the world. That included focusing on the lives of American Indians. Now AJAM is shutting down. Here & Now’s Peter O’Dowd speaks with Tristan Ahtone, a Kiowa tribe member who writes for the outlet. Ahtone looks back at some of his AJAM stories and talks about what the future may hold for nuanced journalism in Indian Country.

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