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Following the Money in the 2018 Midterms

It isn’t just for political geeks. There are potential money stories on almost any newsroom beat, maybe even sports! And there are plenty of stories to do out there. Find out how to cover campaign finance at the state and federal level, and get some story ideas for your beat or locality from Sandra Fish, former follow the money reporter for New Mexico In Depth.

Friday, June 29 (5:30 – 7:30 pm)
Santa Fe, The New Mexican (202 E. Marcy St.)

Sign up for the Santa Fe training here

Saturday, June 30 (10 am – 12 pm)
Albuquerque, UNM Communication & Journalism (Room 119)

Sign up for the Albuquerque training here

Light refreshments provided

Questions? Email Sarah Gustavus (

Can’t join us? We will also have online trainings by Sandra Fish online in July 2018. Watch the Rio Grande Chapter website and social media for details

High School Journalism Workshop

The New Mexico Press Association Foundation and the New Mexico Scholastic Press Association will co-host the 2018 High School Journalism Workshop. It takes place June 10-13 at the University of New Mexico.

Participants will spend three days learning how to put together a newspaper in both traditional and digital formats. Topics covered include reporting, photography, page design, copy editing and story editing as well as some basic media law, ethics and the importance of transparency in government.

This workshop is perfect for high school newspaper staffers and bloggers as well as yearbook staffers or anyone interested in journalism. Eligible participants are incoming high school juniors and seniors who can attend the whole workshop and are able to stay on campus.

The workshop costs $150, which includes room and board in UNM’s new dormitory, as well as class materials. Scholarships are available thanks to the member newspapers of the New Mexico Press Association and the Association’s foundation.

Download the registration form here.

Additional information is available at, by emailing Rory McClannahan at, or by calling 505-275-1377.