Introducing Jason Salsman

Monday Breakout Session 9:45 - 10:30 a.m.

Don't tell me your story, show me your story: Visual communication with limited resources

Video is everywhere. On your television, on your computer and now in the palm of your hand. More and more people want quick bursts of information that they can watch instead of read and they want it in increasingly mobile mediums. In this session, Jason Salsman, who created a network television program that is now over 500 episodes old with just one camera, will discuss the power of visual storytelling and the reach it can accomplish to the right audience in an increasingly technical world. We will look at examples of organizations that were able to fully convey the power of their mission without taking up lots of time for the viewer and without eating significant chunks of their budget to make it happen.


Jason Salsman is the creator, executive producer and host of“Native News Today” television program. The show, which airs each Saturday at 1:00 p.m., on Tulsa’s CW 12/19, offers a media representation for the proud, rich history of Oklahoma’s 39 federally recognized sovereign Indian nations. The show is currently at 500+ consecutive episodes and is Oklahoma’s first and only weekly all-Indian news format on network television. It is a production of Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s Mvskoke Media, where Salsman currently serves as Director.  Jason is a 2005 graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication.  He is a multiple NAJA Media Award winner, a recipient of a National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development’s “40 Under 40” Award, and under his leadership Mvskoke Media was recognized as the Society of Professional Journalists’ 2016 Carter Bradley Award winner. He and his wife Chelsie are the proud parents of daughters Peyton and Sophie.

Diana Hartley Executive Director of the Oklahoma Women’s Coalition and Adjunct Professor at OU

Jason Salsman
Creator, Executive Producer and Host
Native News Today