Nominee 2021

This Land – Season 2

Crooked Media, Critical Frequency

The Crooked Media series, hosted by Native journalist Rebecca Nagle, looks into how the far right is using Native children, via a critical adoption dispute in Texas, to destroy American Indian tribes from within. The deep investigation is a testament to the power of the press and the Freedom of Information Act to reveal unsettling truths.


Network/Station/Platform:  Crooked Media. Creator:  Rebecca Nagle (citizen of Cherokee Nation). Executive Producers:  Jon Favreau, Sarah Geismer, Lyra Smith, Katie Long. Managing Producer:  Amy Westervelt. Senior Producer:  Sarah Ventre. Producer:  Allison Herrera (Xolon Salinan). Writer:  Rebecca Nagle (citizen of Cherokee Nation). Story Editors:  Rekha Murthy, Martha Troian (citizen of Obishikokaang Lac Seul First Nation). Editor:  Pauly Denetclaw (citizen of Navajo Nation). Reporters/Correspondents:  Rebecca Nagle (citizen of Cherokee Nation), Amy Westervelt, Maddie Stone, Martha Troian (citizen of Obishikokaang Lac Seul First Nation). Fact Checker:  Wudan Yan. Podcast Art & Typography:  Keli Gonzales (citizen of Cherokee Nation), Jesse MClean. Sound Design:  Lyra Smith. Mixing and Mastering:  Marc Bush, Charlotte Landes. Original Theme Song:  Jarod Tate (citizen of Chickasaw Nation). Outro Music:  Jerry Dearly (Oglala Lakota).