Jenni Monet is an investigative journalist and media critic who writes about Indigenous affairs in the U.S. and abroad. Her work is routinely featured in such publications as The LA Times, The Guardian, the Center for Investigative Reporting, and PBS NewsHour, among others. She is currently investigating the extreme rate at which Native Americans experience violence in the United States.
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, including the Paul Tobenkin Memorial Award and Journalist of the Year from the Newswomen's Club of New York.
Jenni's journalism career began as a TV newscaster and reporter for CBS News affiliates. She's also worked in public radio and documentary filmmaking and holds an MA in International Politics with a concentration in Indigenous Human Rights Policy from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. Jenni is a tribal citizen of the Pueblo of Laguna and resides in the American Southwest.
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