Press Releases

Arresting Journalists Violates First Amendment

May 17, 2024

The New Mexico Local News Fund is dedicated to upholding the vital role of journalism in fostering an informed public and ensuring transparent governance. Freedom of the press is enshrined as one of the five freedoms in the First Amendment and is essential to our democracy.


Press Forward New Mexico launches to revitalize local news around the state

Feb 21, 2024

SANTA FE, NM – Press Forward New Mexico, a collaborative of local funders, has launched with the goal of catalyzing a local news renaissance in New Mexico that will reshape the local news landscape and re-center local journalism as a force for community cohesion, civic…


New Mexico State Legislature Provides Landmark Support for Local News

May 16, 2023

SANTA FE, NM – In a pioneering move to support local news, the New Mexico State Legislature and Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham approved an appropriation of $125,000 to the Department of Workforce Solutions to expand the Local News Fellowships and Internships program run...