NMPW Vice President Damien Willis pens article on Corona, New Mexico

Damien Willis, a journalist with the Las Cruces Sun-News, wrote an article called “A town named Corona: Rural New Mexico village shares name with a pandemic” that appeared in the Albuquerque Journal on 27 April 2020. Link: https://www.abqjournal.com/1447917/a-town-named-corona.html

Willis drove to Corona, New Mexico to interview folks in a village of 163 residents in Lincoln County, and wrote a delightful article about how its citizens are adapting to now having a notorious name.

Northern New Mexico Chapter YouTube Program: The Virus & the Voters: Election 2020

Brian Sanderoff, who is president of Research and Polling, Inc. in Albuquerque, the pollster for the Albuquerque Journal, and a political analyst for KOAT-TV discuss the potential effects of the pandemic in a wide-ranging interview with Kathleen McCleery, a broadcast journalist with more than two decades experience with the PBS NewsHour.
The 36-minute program “The Virus and The Voters: Election 2020” was produced by the northern chapter of New Mexico Press Women and may be viewed on YouTube.

SouthWest Writers 2020 Writing Contest

Are you an aspiring poet? Fiction writer? Memoirist? SouthWest Writers (SWW) annual short story and poetry writing contest challenges you to bring your tales to life. With more than 66 prizes and an option to have your work published, this is an opportunity to give wings to your creativity. Whether your interest lies in the past (historical fiction, biography, memoir), the future (sci-fi/fantasy), or the present (current foibles, social consciousness/philosophy) this contest gives you an opportunity to express your vision of the world. Do you love to watch mystery/crime shows but have a new plot twist? Can your longing for romance flow out in words? Can you find humor in the little things in life?  Write about it. For more information go to: www.southwestwriters.com or call (505) 830-6034.

2020 Communicator of Achievement Is Announced

The 2020 NMPW Communicator of Achievement is Damien Willis of Las Cruces. As a member of the NMPW Board since 2016, Damien has enthusiastically taken on—and volunteered for—duties as needed. He is a model of professional dedication and positive attitude. Read more about Damien and why he was chosen for New Mexico Press Women’s highest honor in the press release.