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Sword and Pen – Let’s talk: Journalist Cyrus Norcross and the Navajo Nation

By September 13, 2023#MVJ2023, Podcast

by Lori King, host of Sword and Pen

The MVJ Convention in NYC is just around the corner, and we are gearing up for a wonderful time of camaraderie, networking and fun!

On this episode of Sword and Pen, I spoke with army veteran and freelance journalist Cyrus Norcross, one of MVJ’s 2023 Top 10 Journalists of the Year. If you’re going to the convention you’ll get to meet him because he’ll be there!

Cyrus, an army ranger for six years before pursuing journalism, talks about his Navajo Nation heritage, his winning entry that earned him the journalist of the year award, and his passion for telling stories about the Indigenous community.

Cyrus, who now freelances for Indian Country Today, has been published in the Native News Online and the Navajo Times. He is a member of MVJ and the Indigenous Journalist Association.

Connect with Cyrus through his social media: LinkedIn | Website | Instagram

I also want to remind you that every Sword and Pen episode now includes the MVJ Bulletin, which highlights stories published in the MVJ Newsletter, which is emailed to all of our members at the end of each month.

I encourage you to read this month’s newsletter because there are important links regarding the Oct. 5-7 convention. Want to volunteer at the convention? That link is there!

If you have an idea for a future episode topic, please let me know at [email protected].

And don’t forget to follow the monthly Sword and Pen podcast, published in the MVJ Newsletter and linked on the website under the About page.