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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, location TBD

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 (sgustavus@gmail.com)

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

Election Results

Thank you to all members who voted in our election this month. Here are your SPJ Rio Grande board members for 2018!

President: Sarah Gustavus
Vice-President for Communications: Marie C. Baca
Vice-President for Development: Megan Kamerick
Secretary: Karen Coates
Treasurer: Michael Marcotte

At-large members:
Geoff Grammer
Heath Haussamen
Jessica Onsurez
Jeff Proctor
John R. Roby
Sylvia Ulloa

Have an issue that you want us to address next year or a program you would like the SPJ Rio Grande chapter to offer? Email Sarah Gustavus (sgustavus AT gmail.com)

NM SPJ Announces Mentorship Program

Chapters_SavingTheDay-smNew Mexico is a pretty great place to be a journalist. There’s no shortage of stories. And the community of journalists here is an open one, full of helpful folks willing to share advice or a tip.

Now, SPJ wants to help reporters connect in new ways, too. That’s why we’re excited to announce a new mentorship program.

Whether you’re a student or new journalist on the job or an old time print journalist looking to hone your digital skills, there are plenty of reasons to submit an application to become a mentee. And for those who have skills or experience to share, please consider signing up to become a mentor.

Signing up for the program won’t be a big time commitment, but it will be a great way to help build the community of journalists throughout the state. Pairs will be matched for one year. Mentees will be expected to take the lead in asking for advice or help. Mentors should check in, via phone or email, with their mentees quarterly.

Email laura.paskus@gmail.com for an application.