New Mexico Press Women Look at Media Literacy for 2017 Conference

conference logoJoin New Mexico Press Women for a one day conference focused on media literacy in today’s society, in context with life on the border. New Mexico Press Women tackle the question of Media Literacy in a Post-Truth Society on April 22 at the annual state conference.

Help us examine the role of media and literature as drivers of post-truth politics, in which talking points often dominate facts and emotional appeals may have more sway than fact-checked information.

Factors that feed a post-truth campaign include a distrust in mainstream media, drastic messaging in political campaigns and social media echo chambers. These conditions allow alternative news sources and creative rhetoric — online and elsewhere — to disseminate unverified information virtually unchecked. What is the role of media and writers in this new era?

Hosted by the Las Cruces Press Women, this conference will help us sort fact from fiction. Registration includes the Zia Awards Luncheon and the 2017 New Mexico Press Women Communications Contest Awards banquet at La Posta.

Guest speaker for the banquet will be Sam Donaldson, journalist and author, formerly of ABC News.

NMPW Member: $85
Nonmember: $95
Zia Award Lunch only: $25
Awards Banquet only: $55
Student fee: $25*
Optional Walking Tour of Mesilla: $12
*Student free does not include Zia Award Lunch
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Ramada Inn of Las Cruces, 201 E. University, under the code: New Mexico Press Women. $75 for Single King or $85 for a Double Queen plus a tax of 13.3125% and city and energy fees.


Agenda for 2017 New Mexico Press Women Conference

TIME                      EVENT                                                       LOCATION

8:30-9 a.m.         Introductions, announcements                      Mesilla Community Center

9-10:15 a.m.        Literature panel (Denise Chavez)                Mesilla Community Center

10:15-:10:30         Break

10:30-11:45 p.m.     Journalism Panel                                     Mesilla Community Center

(Local reporters & broadcasters)

11:45-Noon           Break/transition

Noon-1:30 p.m.       Zia Award luncheon                                 La Posta

1:30-1:45 p.m.       Break/transition

1:45-3 p.m.          Member meeting                                         Mesilla Community Center

3-3:15 p.m.          Break

3:15-4:30            Journalism panel                                          Mesilla Community Center

(Laura Paskus and Dr. DuBois)

4:30-4:45            Break/transition

4:45-5:45            Optional walking tour/ Break *                     Mesilla Plaza

5:45-6 p.m.          Break/transition

6-9 p.m.             Awards banquet                                           La Posta

The optional 1-hour walking tour of Mesilla will be $12.