2019 Conference Pre-registration

The theme of New Mexico Press Women’s 2019 conference is “A Salute to the New Mexico Film and Media Industries.” It will be held at the beautiful, serene Four Hills Country Club’s Canyon Club on April 26-27. So far, our confirmed speakers include Alisa Valdes (author of The Dirty Girls Social Club), Craig Butler (writer and director of The Righteous and the Wicked), and Don Bullis (author of No Manure on Main Street).

Special pre-registration is open until November 30, 2018, with prices the same as the 2018 conference: $125 for NMPW members and $160 for nonmembers. (Nonmembers can save by joining NMPW for 2019 at a fee of only $15.) Mark your calendar and register now at our online store.

SPECIAL NOTE: The New Mexico Writers organization offers scholarships for writers for purposes such as attending writing-related programs. If you would like to apply for a grant to cover your registration for the 2019 NMPW conference, you can find out how at the NMWriters scholarship web page.

Membership Special

Anyone who joins or renews their membership with New Mexico Press Women between now and October 25, 2018, will be entered into a drawing for admission to the “Journalism Under Fire” conference sponsored by the Santa Fe Council on International Relations. The conference will be held December 5-7, 2018, at the Santa Fe Convention Center. This is admission ticket is valued at $385. Annual NMPW dues are $15, and all dues paid between now and the end of this year will be for 2019. New Mexico Press Women is open to anyone (yes, you guys too!) involved in communications living and working in the state. Local chapters are active in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Las Cruces. All are welcome. Join or renew here!

Why Did They Print That Photograph?

Hal Buell

Hal Buell

Have photographs in the news media ever made you wonder, ‘Why did they print that photograph?’ Since the time of the Civil War news photographs have spurred conversation and often controversy.

Legendary Associated Press Photo Editor Hal Buell will speak on Wednesday, September 26 at 6:30 p.m. in George Pearl Hall in the Architecture and Planning Building (2401 Central Ave NE).

Join Hal Buell for a discussion where you make the call about controversial photos; to publish or not to publish? This talk is free and open to the public.

It is hosted by the New Mexico Humanities Council, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the UNM Department of Communication, the UNM Law School Art Committee and New Mexico Press Women. The Informed Citizen Initiative and Pulizer Prizes are also partners.

Journalism and Photo Choice Presentation

New Mexico Press Women is proud to co-sponsor this presentation with the New Mexico Humanities Council. Pulitzer Prize winner Hal Buell will explain the power of just the right photo. The event is free and open to the public at George Pearl Hall on the UNM campus (opposite the Frontier restaurant) at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. Don’t miss it!