The schedule of NMPW’s 2023 Conference are now available on our Conferences page! It will be a fascinating and fun event. There’s a link to register on the page, along with instructions for reserving a room at the Isleta Resort Hotel. Check it out!
Plans are shaping up for the 2023 NMPW conference, which will take place at Isleta Resort on March 10 and 11. The conference theme is “Telling the Untold Story.” A detailed program will be announced January 20, as we are still waiting for responses from some invited speakers. There will be events on Friday afternoon in addition to the usual welcoming reception that evening. Events will also take place all day Saturday, including the Zia Book Award Luncheon and the Awards Banquet. Registration is open now, and hotel rooms reservations can be made. See information and sign up on our Conferences page.
Albuquerque Press Women and Friends will meet virtually by Zoom on Monday, April 11, at 12 noon to discuss the guardianship issue, which could potentially affect any one of us.
Our invited speakers are Kent Walz, senior editor at the Albuquerque Journal, who has written several stories about this, and Colleen Heild, investigative reporter, who has also covered the topic.
To attend, you must RSVP to Karen Wentworth at email@example.com
no later than 9 p.m. Sunday, April 10, so she can put you on the list to be allowed into the Zoom meeting. To protect our privacy and prevent unwelcome spammers, etc., only those on this approved list are allowed in. If you have not previously participated with Albuquerque Press Women and Friends, please give Karen one sentence identifying yourself–that is a safety measure for all our participants.
Congratulations to the Albuquerque School of Excellence! Their at-large entries in the National Federation of Press Women won the following awards:
> Student Sama Lilo: Honorable Mention for a News/Feature Photo
> Student Sydney Noranyi: Second Place for a Cartoon and Honorable mention for an Editorial
> The school’s newspaper, the Phoenix Times: First Place for Best Newscast
As a First Place winner in the at-large group, the Phoenix Times will compete against winners in state-affiliated contests in the national phase of the contest.
The updated Communications Contest results include co-entrants and names of content creators instead of the person who submitted their entries. Winners and Finalists in book categories can order stickers.
Congratulations to the winners of the Sweepstakes Awards:
KUNM Programming, First Place
Tumbleweeds Magazine, Second Place
New Mexico Source, Third Place
Diane Joy Schmidt, First Place
Colleen Keane, Second Place (tie)
Arin McKenna, Second Place (tie)