NM Press Women offer Breaking Bad Tour as Part of State Conference

If you are planning on attending the New Mexico Press Women State Conference, you may walk on the underside of this year’s conference theme, “A Salute to the New Mexico Films and Media Industries” with a special Breaking Bad tour of landmarks around Albuquerque used as background during the series. You can see Walter White’s house, Jesse’s house and have a light breakfast at Los Pollos Hermanos. See the car wash, Tuco’s place and Chucky’s. The cost of the tour is $55. and includes all transportation from the conference center.

More information for the Saturday afternoon (April 27) tour can be found here.

The tour lasts from 1:45 to 4:45 p.m. and you will return in time for the banquet. This is one of two exciting tours conference attendees can sign up for. Get more information on the conference webpage.

 

 

 

NM Press Women Salute the Film and Media Industries

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), David Morrell (Rambo), and Don Bullis (author of No Manure on Main Street).) Mark your calendar and register now at our online store.

The conference schedule is now available.

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.

Albuquerque Press Women to Hear from U.S. Marshall

Sonya Chavez

Sonya Chavez

Sonya Chavez, the U.S. Marshall for New Mexico will speak to Albuquerque Press Women and Friends at their regular meeting on Monday, January 14 at 11:30 a.m. at Mimi’s Restaurant (4316 The 25 Way). Chavez is the first female to serve in the capacity of U.S. Marshall in New Mexico. The U.S. Marshall’s Service is the oldest law enforcement agency in the United States. Among other duties the Marshall’s Service protects judges and hunts violent fugitives.

Chavez spent 22years with the FBI before her appointment as U.S. Marshall. Much of her professional career in the FBI was centered on investigation of the largest and most violent street gangs in the country. She spent several years in Chicago working on complex investigations. In 2006 Chavez returned to New Mexico as leader of the FBI’s violent gang and southwest border initiatives. She also oversaw the Division’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program and High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Initiative.

Before joining the FBI Chavez worked as a television news reporter and anchor for CBS and NBC news affiliates, was the director of marketing at the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce and press aide for Governor Bruce King.

Albuquerque Press Women and Friends are a group focused on people who work in the field of communications. Meetings of APWF are open to everyone, but non-members will be charged an additional $5 at the door. No reservations are required and attendees order from the menu.

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.

 

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.