2023 Conference

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 April Meeting

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 karen.wentworth3@gmail.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.

High School Contest Results

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.