Journalism under Fire: Are We Free Without a Free Press?

New Mexico Press Women is supporting the Santa Fe Council for International Relations in their Journalism under Fire conference scheduled for December 5 – 7.

For detailed information and registration please visit their web page Journalism under Fire, The council is offering a variety of ticket structures.

  • For CIR members ($50/year), the Coffee Only Ticket is $150. Single-day Coffee Only Tickets are $52, and are available until we sell out. There are a limited number of tickets at these prices.
  • for CIR members ($50/year), the three -day Ticket with Meals is $250.
  • for CIR members who are at the $125, $300 and above annual levels, there are even better savings on your Coffee Only Ticket and the EarlyBird Ticket that includes breakfast and lunch. Not one of these members? Join or upgrade your membership here.
  • High School and College Students, and NM  journalists, can now buy 1-day Coffee Only Tickets for $8.

For all tickets, please visit https://journalism-under-fire.eventbrite.com. For the latest on our program, please click here.

 

Communications Contest Entry Workshop

If you would like guidance with the electronic entry process for the New Mexico Press Women’s Communications Contest, you are welcome to attend a free workshop on January 5 from 12:15 until 1:15. This will follow the Southwest Writers meeting at the Center for Spiritual Living, on the northwest corner of Louisiana and Claremont (north of Menaul). This is a very broad contest that includes all types of communications, and state winners can move on to national competition. For more information on the contest categories, deadlines, and submission requirements, see newmexicopresswomen.org/2019-communications-contest. All submissions, including books, must be done electronically via the contest entry website. NMPW board members will be available to guide you through the process. We will have a few computers available, but please bring your own laptop if you can.

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!