The workshop is open to high school students entering their junior or senior years. Participants receive newspaper journalism training from UNM faculty, high school journalism teachers and newspaper professionals. Click for details Please contact your local high school and let them know about the workshop. Deadline to register is May 24th, please get in touch with your high schools before the deadline.
Judy most recently had served on the NMPA board of directors.
Journal launches weekly Rio West
The Journal is launching a new, weekly section and website, called Rio West, to replace the twice-a-week Rio Rancho Journal.
The new weekly section will be published on Saturdays, beginning next Saturday, April 6. Read more
Farmington City Council to vote on open meetings resolution
FARMINGTON - Farmington city council will vote Tuesday evening on a resolution updating the city's open meetings policy.
The resolution clarifies the city's open meetings policy and repeals language in prior, inconsistent resolutions.
"There were two changes made by statute this year," said City Attorney Jay Burnham in a phone interview on Friday. Read more
Beacon Changes Ownership
Rosanne Boyett Beacon Senior Staff Writer
GRANTS - Orion El Faro Publishing is the Cibola Beacon's new owner.
Randy Collins and Donald Jaramillo officially purchased the publication on Friday, April 5.
"The Beacon has once again become locally owned," explained Jaramillo, "after more than 25 years of corporate ownership."
The two partners made the purchase because they wanted to continue the newspaper's tradition of being a strong, independent voice in the community.
"The Beacon was already committed to Cibola County. Now that it's locally owned we will be even more dedicated," emphasized Jaramillo. Read more
CNJ wins top Panhandle Press award
Clovis Media Inc. newspapers won big Saturday at the Texas Panhandle Press Association's 2013 Better Newspaper Contest in Amarillo, taking home 14 awards, six of which were top prizes. Read more Save The Date! NMPA convention is fast approaching.
Sept 26-28 back at the Tamaya. The board of directors and convention committee is putting the finals details together for what is already looking to be the best convention in NMPA history. Last year had record numbers at the workshops and banquet. This year is going to top that and more!
Informative sessions, raffles, registration prizes, and a few hundred of your closest newspapers friends. Who could ask for more than that?BNC is new and improved
and will highlight the work we all do in print and online. Be on the look out for details and dates in your inboxes.
What did we add? Here's just a sample:
Best News Coverage
Environmental and Agriculture writing
For the ad folks:
Best Rate Card
Best Revenue Idea
Best Auto, Real Estate and Retail ad
Community/newspaper event ad
For the online folks:
Best Breaking news - web
Best mobile app
Divisions will remain the same with a few categories to be judged in open divisions. Entry and judging will be done online again through our online BNC system.
NMFOG leader stepping down
The executive director of the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government announced Tuesday that she will step down May 10.
Gwyneth Doland served as the pro-transparency group's director for more than a year. She advised news reporters, members of the public and elected officials about open-meeting and public-records laws, and she said she found answering the NMFOG hotline to be particularly rewarding.
"Putting those tools in their hands really made me feel good about our democracy," Doland said. "But I miss writing."
Doland said she's now going to return to her journalism career and will help the organization's board of directors in managing the transition. An interim director will be appointed as the board searches for a full-time replacement.