Journalist Steve Terrell has just retired from forty years of reporting in Santa Fe, most of it at the Santa Fe New Mexican. He calls himself a full-fledged Rock ‘n’ Roll retiree and he will be speaking to Albuquerque Press Women and Friends as a kick-off to a new year. Join us at 11:30 a.m. on January 13 at Mimi’s Restaurant (4316 The 25 Way NE). During his long career Terrell covered Santa Fe City Hall, and the New Mexico Legislature, along with the local music scene. In this quote from a farewell interview with the New Mexican he said. “I loved getting involved in the stories,” he continued. “I loved covering City Hall, the crime beat, the political beat. I like seeing the sausage get made.”
Terrell is retired, but he still handles his Sunday night radio show on KSFR “Terrell’s Sound World.” He still does his monthly podcast “The Big Enchilada” a part of Radio Mutation Rock ‘n’ Roll Network And he still maintains his bigenchiladapodcast.com website.
APWF Press Women and Friends meet monthly on the second Monday of the month. Anyone is welcome at meetings, but non-members will be charged an additional $5. Attendees order individual meals directly from the menu. APWF focuses on a wide variety of communication opportunities and welcomes everyone working in the field.
Congratulations to members of Albuquerque and New Mexico Press Women who have won their categories at the New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards.
Sherri Burr for “A Short & Happy Guide to Financial Well-Being.” West Academic
Janet Yogoda Shagam for “An Unintended Journey.” Prometheus Books
Loretta Hall for “Space Pioneers” Rio Grande Books
Anne Hillerman for “Spider Woman’s Daughter” HarperCollins
Loretta Hall – “Space Pioneers” Rio Grande Books
Anne Hillerman “Spider Woman’s Daughter” Harper Collins
We are very excited to have our members do so well in the competition. Read on!
Members of the Albuquerque Press Women and New Mexico Press Women have won a number of awards in the National Federation of Press Women contest. The individual winners are listed below.
Lauren Camp First 61A Creative verse – Single poem
Lauren Camp First 61B Creative verse – Book or chapbook of poetry
Margaret Cheasebro First 1B News story – Magazine, newsletter, or other non-newspaper print publication
Margaret Cheasebro Third 10E Speciality articles – Education
Margaret Cheasebro First 10I Speciality articles – Green/environmental
Margaret Cheasebro First 10R Speciality articles – Sports
Merilee Dannemann Second 11D Columns – Personal Opinion (bylined, not editorial)
Merilee Dannemann First 30C Blogs – Personal
Loretta Hall Third 8C Feature story – Online publication
Loretta Hall HM 51 Speeches
Elaine Hampton First 57A Nonfiction books for adult readers – Biography or autobiography
Leota Harriman Third 14A Sections or supplements edited by entrant – infrequent (e.g., one-time, annual, quarterly) – Newspaper
Julie Carter First 17A Single photograph – News or feature photo
Carlton Kenway Second 17B Single photograph – Sports photo
Carlton Kenway Second 17C Single photograph – General photo
Sherry Robinson Second 3 Investigative reporting
Sherry Robinson Second 10D Specialty articles – Business
Sherry Robinson Third 10J Specialty articles – History
Sherry Robinson First 57B Nonfiction books for adult readers – History
Gail Rubin Second 25 Talk Show (radio or television)
Diane J. Schmidt First 4 Enterprise reporting
Janet Yagoda Shagam First 57E Nonfiction books for adult readers – General nonfiction
Claudette Sutton First 11B Columns – General
Claudette E. Sutton First 12 Headlines
Leora Zeitlin First 24 Interview (radio or television)
Congratulations to all the winners! We are very proud of your work.
As New Mexico celebrates its centennial anniversary of statehood, it is well to remember that statehood did not come easily for our nation’s 47th state. Albuquerque Press Women will host a lively talk by historian Richard Melzer on Thursday, June 14 at 11:45 a.m. at the MCM Eleganté, 2020 Menaul NE.
The luncheon meeting will be co-hosted with the League of Women Voters of Central New Mexico.
Menu: spaghetti with marinara sauce, garlic bread, salad, and chocolate cake.
$15 for members, $21 for non-members.
Let me know if you’ll be there.
NOTE: Persons who have luncheon reservations and who do not attend will be billed unless we are notified by 10 a.m. on the day of the luncheon.