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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...


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...


$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.