Jenni Monet is an investigative journalist and media critic who writes about Indigenous affairs in the US and abroad. Her work is featured by The LA Times, The Guardian, the Center for Investigative Reporting, and PBS NewsHour, to name a few. Jenni is also a commentator for such outlets as MSNBC, NPR, and Democracy Now!. She is currently launching the newsletter platform, Indigenously: "Decolonizing Your Newsfeed."
In 2020, Jenni received a Mirror Award for her essay, "The Crisis in Covering Indian Country" published by the Columbia Journalism Review, a media critique on Indigenous invisibility in the colonized press. Other honors include recognition for her monthslong coverage of the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, including the Paul Tobenkin Memorial Award and Journalist of the Year from the Newswomen's Club of New York.
Jenni's career began as a TV newscaster and reporter for CBS News affiliates. She's also hosted and reported for public radio's National Native News, worked in documentary filmmaking in New York, and reported and produced in the Middle East for Al Jazeera based in Doha, Qatar. She holds an MA in International Politics with a concentration in Indigenous Human Rights Policy from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and is a tribal citizen of the Pueblo of Laguna. She currently resides on her Indigenous homelands in the American Southwest.
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