Northern New Mexico Press Women presents “Media Literacy in a Fake News World” at 1 p.m. Sat., Sept. 23 at the Santa Fe Public Library Southside branch, 6599 Jaguar Drive, Santa Fe.
Panel moderator Inez Russell Gomez, editorial editor of the Santa Fe New Mexican, will lead the conversation about fake news with Albuquerque Journal North editor Mark Oswald, Taos News editor Staci Matlock, PBS Newshour correspondent Kathleen McCleery and author James McGrath Morris.
The event is free and is sponsored by the Santa Fe Public Library, New Mexico Press Women, the Society of Professional Journalists (Rio Grande Chapter), Santa Fe chapter of the League of Women Voters, the Foundation for Open Government and It’s the People’s Data.
For information send an email to email@example.com. To contact the Santa Fe Public Library, Southside branch call 505-955-2820.
Jacob von Kutzleben
Everyone is invited to enter the Jacob von Kutzleben Memorial Scholarship Writing Contest.
This contest commemorates the dreams of von Kutzleben, a New Mexico State University student who was killed in a car accident. His family sponsors the contest in honor of von Kutzleben, a criminal justice major who also wrote science fiction and urban fantasy.
For details about the writing contest and prizes please visit the website.
The NC City and County Communicators is looking to partner with another state organization in judging the NC3C Excellence in Communications Awards. NC3C is dedicated to the professional development and networking of local government communication professionals.
They are planning to issue a call for contest entries in January 2017 and will require judging assistance in February 2017. The contest is structured much like the 3CMA Savvy Awards with categories in TV/Video, Printed Publications, Communication Technology, Citizen Participation, Community Visioning, Service Delivery and Communication or Marketing plans. In 2016, contest organizers received a total of 80 entries in these categories.
If New Mexico Press Women members have experience in one of those categories and are interested in volunteering as a judge, please send Bud Russo a message including a description of your relevant experience.
Andy Lyman – NM Political Report
Journalists Steve Terrell from the Santa Fe New Mexican and Andy Lyman from New Mexico Political Report will speak to Albuquerque Press Women on Monday, January 9 at the Golden Corral at 5207 San Mateo Blvd. NE at 11:45 a.m.
They are both covering the 2017 session of the New Mexico legislature and will share their observations about what lawmakers must get done and issues that they are likely to see brought up before them. This is expected to be a difficult session of the legislature since covering the budget will be the greatest challenge. Will we see new taxes proposed or tax credits eliminated? There have already been bills to do such diverse things as setting up a legislative ethics committee and increasing penalties for certain crimes. Expect a lively discussion and some interesting answers from these two veteran journalists.
Golden Corral is a new location for Albuquerque Press Women. This restaurant is on San Mateo north of Montgomery, and south of Cliff’s Amusement Park. It has a private dining area and we will be in the private area. Everyone is welcome. Non-members will be asked to pay an additional five dollars.
Congratulations to these members of New Mexico Press Women who have received awards from the New Mexico Book Co-op, sponsor of the New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards!
Anne Hillerman, member of the Santa Fe chapter leadership team. was honored with a Founders 10th Anniversary Award for her novel “Rocks with Wings” (Harper Collins; 2015).
Sharon Niederman, NMPW board member, received a first place award for her cookbook “New Mexico Farm Table Cookbook” (The Countryman Press; 2015).
Loretta Hall, NMPW president, received a first place award in the Travel category for her book, “The Complete Space Buff’s Bucket List” (Rio Grande Books).
The New Mexico Book Co-op promotes books from New Mexico, Arizona and from throughout the Southwest. Learn more about the NM Book Co-op and it’s activities by visiting their website.