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Debra Krol

Phoenix, AZ
Freelance Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  Native American issues, including but not limited to environment, health, science, travel, gaming; I also cover general travel and eco tourism
Doesn't Cover: Play-by-play sports [except, of course, the World Hoop Dance Championship!]

Independent journalist on the #NativeAmerican beat, Jolon Indian, #writer #photobug #environment #travel #politics #culture #arts RTs not endorsements

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Specialties: Native American issues, including science and environmental issues, economic development, business, Native American art; travel/tourism [both Native and mainstream]; and photojournalism.

Indigenous storyteller Debra Utacia Krol is an award-winning journalist with an emphasis on Na...

What was your first job as a journalist?

Writing intern for the Science and Technology News Network.

Have you ever used a typewriter?


How is social media changing news?

It's made reporting more real-time, but it also requires warp-speed verification to avoid snafus.


Native American Journalists Association Tribal Media Award

2013 - Environmental Story - Division III
Best Environmental Story for "Honoring the Eagle," which spotlights a unique collaboration between tribal, state and private entities to bring the desert nesting bald eagle from the brink of extinction. Winds of Change magazine, Fall 2013.

Native American Journalists Association Tribal Media Award

2011 - Best Environmental Story
Best Environmental Story for "Beetle Decimating Environment in North America," an in-depth look at the emerald ash borer and this invasive species' effects on the environmental, cultural and economic health of Northeastern tribes.