Renew your membership – or join today!

Have you renewed your membership in NMPW/NFPW yet? If not, it’s time! Why? For one, the amazing conference at Ghost Ranch is rapidly approaching and you get the best rate as a member who registers before the early bird opportunity slips away.
Speaking of conferences, the NFPW conference will be in Anchorage, Alaska, this September and who wants to miss an opportunity to go north to Alaska? Also, it is time to enter the communications contest so you can add to your resume and get more bragging rights.
Think of all the educational and networking opportunities membership affords you, plus discounted libel insurance, national job bank, and much, much more. Membership in our organization is an investment in yourself professionally.
Please renew or join today at nfpw.org/join.cfm!

Congratulations to 2014 NM-Arizona Book Award Winners

Congratulations to members of Albuquerque and New Mexico Press Women who have won their categories at the New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards.

Business Book

Sherri Burr for “A Short & Happy Guide to Financial Well-Being.” West Academic

Health Book

Janet Yogoda Shagam for “An Unintended Journey.” Prometheus Books

Science Book

Loretta Hall for “Space Pioneers” Rio Grande Books

Fiction Book

Anne Hillerman for “Spider Woman’s Daughter” HarperCollins

Best Books

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!

New Mexico Press Women win several national awards

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.