Local news is in a crisis around the country, and in New Mexico in particular. New Mexico has 5 counties with no newspapers and 20 counties with only one newspaper, according to “news deserts” research at the University of North Carolina. Most recently we have lost newspapers in Los Alamos and in Lincoln County. These news deserts lack timely information, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to misinformation online and rumors spreading among the population. A lack of local news and information is a threat to democracy, which depends on civic participation.

Support Your Local Newsroom Today!

People like you can turn the tide. By subscribing, donating, or becoming a member of your favorite local newsroom, you are making sure that important issues like education, the environment, health, transportation, and economic opportunity continue to get coverage.

Between Nov. 30 (a.k.a. #GivingNewsDay) and Dec. 31, 2021, we ran our very first New Mexico Local News Matching Campaign giving each participating newsroom the opportunity to receive up to $3,000, in a dollar-for-dollar match. Not only did we want to provide additional monetary support for local newsrooms but also inspire people like you who support public-service journalism — informing communities and strengthening civic engagement statewide.

Your local journalists are passionate caring individuals that work so hard to continue to bring you the community news that is relevant to you.

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Just click the button below to support our mission here at the New Mexico Local News Fund. 

Questa del Rio News

The nonprofit Questa del Rio News is a local newspaper published monthly in print and online serving Questa, Red River, San Cristobal, Lama, Cerro, Costilla, and Amalia. We are "Community Supported Media". Your support allows us to continue our mission: To Inform, Inspire, Connect, and Unite the Communities of Northern Taos County. Misión:  Informar, inspirar, contactar, y unir a toda la comunidad del norte del condado de Taos.

The Independent

The Independent was founded in 1999, and since then has remained a hub for the larger regional community. If we don’t cover your small-town news, who will? The Independent is a family-owned and operated business serving central New Mexico, east of Albuquerque and south of Santa Fe. The name says it all.

Searchlight New Mexico

Searchlight New Mexico is a nonprofit and nonpartisan investigative news organization focused on the systemic issues that impact everyday New Mexicans. We believe that great reporting can motivate all New Mexicans to confront racial and economic inequities, government corruption and negligence, and abuses of power.

New Mexico in Depth

New Mexico In Depth is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that depends on community support from people who believe in journalism that digs deep, holds power accountable, and tells stories through the viewpoints of on the ground New Mexicans.

New Mexico Political Report

New Mexico Political Report is a nonprofit news site that seeks to report on undercovered issues, including the environment, reproductive justice and the transition to legal cannabis. The award-winning website is one of the oldest nonprofit news sites in New Mexico

Santa Fe Reporter

Monthly support and one-time donations can be made in any amount and help support local, lively, independent journalism in our weekly print edition and every day online. Santa Fe Reporter has been providing alternative news and culture since 1974.

Columbus New Mexico News

Breaking events, history, school news and culture for the Village of Columbus, Luna County and the borderlands.

KSFR Public Radio

KSFR is community inspired and supported radio.  Our variety format offers a listening landscape of independent non-commercial programming that strives to engage, enrich, entertain and educate the vibrant communities we serve.

KTAL Public Radio

KTAL, 101.5 FM Las Cruces Community Radio, is an all volunteer run radio station whose mission is to serve as an independent, non-commercial voice of the community. Community financial support is essential for sustainability into the future.

Abiquiu News

Abiquiu News is a news hub for Abiquiu and surrounding areas, bridging communities and supporting local businesses, non-profits and individuals.

The Las Cruces Bulletin

Since 1969, The Las Cruces Bulletin has been serving the Mesilla Valley in Southern New Mexico. Our weekly publication is a full-service newspaper covering all facets of the community. We offer a print edition, an email newsletter as well as multiple monthly and annual special publications. If you appreciate the important role the Las Cruces Bulletin plays in making local news available to the community please consider joining as a member supporter or making a one-time donation or ongoing contribution.