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Press Forward announces local expansion

Feb 21, 2024

On Wednesday, Press Forward announced an expansion of its local chapters at the opening of the Knight Media Forum. Eleven communities joined six established chapters in the effort to get $500 million into local newsrooms and communities that need them.

 

Press Forward announces major expansion of its local chapters

Feb 21, 2024

New Mexico hosted a first-ever Local News Summit, on Sept. 30 in Albuquerque, drawing more than 100 people – including media owners, journalists, policy leaders, funding experts, and various community members – to sort through the wide range of challenges facing local-level...

 

Voter education campaign begins as voting begins in local elections

Oct 11, 2023

Tuesday marked the beginning of early voting for local elections throughout the state. It also marked the beginning of a voter education public service announcement campaign by the New Mexico Secretary of State and others. The “Your Vote Counts, New Mexico!” campaign is a…

 

Conference confronts deepening local news crisis

Oct 8, 2023

New Mexico hosted a first-ever Local News Summit, on Sept. 30 in Albuquerque, drawing more than 100 people – including media owners, journalists, policy leaders, funding experts, and various community members – to sort through the wide range of challenges facing local-level...

 

New Mexico Local News Fund summit examines challenges facing journalism

Oct 2, 2023

The New Mexico Local News Fund hosted its first summit this weekend discussing the importance of local journalism and the challenges it faces. The News Fund was founded to support newsrooms across the state. It receives funding from multiple organizations, including...

 

Bridging the Gap in New Mexico: The Local News Fund’s Rashad Mahmood and Mark Glaser (LNM Episode 18)

Aug 24, 2023

New Mexico is one of a number of state-level bright spots in local news, thanks in large part to the efforts of our guests. Rashad Mahmood and Mark Glaser shed light on the New Mexico Local News Fund's initiatives to bridge gaps in local journalism. From fostering young talent to...

 

Government-funded journalism fellowships are taking off in three states (and counting)

Jul 12, 2023

In New Mexico, recent college grads are matched with newsrooms to complete 9-month fellowships. In California, 40 fellows will work for two years in newsrooms that operate in underserved communities around the state. And the legislature in Washington State just allocated...

 

Record-setting New Mexico Local News Fellows, Interns set out for newsrooms

Jun 30, 2023

The New Mexico Local News Fellowship and Internship Program has just launched its fifth cycle with a record seven fellows and eight interns who will work in newsrooms around the state. That is double the normal number of young journalists. The growth comes after the state…

 

This Headlight is getting brighter

Jun 21, 2023

Recent additions to our staff are making their presence known and signaling a new phase in the Deming Headlight’s recovery from years under the ownership of distant corporations. To recap: Until last November, the Headlight was under the ownership of the Gannett corporation...

 

More money, more news: state funding approved for C&J program

May 3, 2023

UNM’s Communication & Journalism (C&J) Local News Fellowships and Internships Program is gaining steam for its next generation of journalists. After four years, the career training program is being expanded thanks to a state appropriation of an additional $125,000.

 

$25 million California appropriation will aid N.M. news

Oct 1, 2022

It’s no secret that challenges abound for local news. Shrinking newsroom staffing and local news organizations shutting their doors due to financial instability are certainly pressing issues in the American West. This is why a recent $25 million funding allocation...

 

KUNM welcomes local news fellow Jeanette DeDios

Jun 20, 2022

You may have noticed a new voice on your radio this month. KUNM is excited to welcome Jeanette DeDios to the team. She’s from the Jicarilla Apache and Diné Nations but grew up in Albuquerque. DeDios is one of five recent New Mexico graduates awarded a Local News Fellowship.