KRWG Seeks Multimedia Reporter

KRWG TV/FM in Las Cruces is hiring a Multimedia Producer 

Duties:

Responsible for the gathering, editing, writing, compiling, and programming of news stories, including support materials (audio and video). Acts as an announcer on specified radio and TV newscasts. Conducts training, under the direction of the News Director, of students using the broadcast news operations. Acts as a producer/anchor, under the supervision of the News Director, for newscasts. Knowledge: 

Working knowledge of reporting, as well as shooting and editing video.

Response To Las Cruces Sun News Layoffs

The Las Cruces Sun News laid off three journalists this week and the editor resigned. The EL Paso times also laid off four journalists. NMPolitics.net has details: Layoffs hit Las Cruces Sun-News again; top editor resigns

Here’s a statement from SPJ Rio Grande president Laura Paskus, on behalf of the board:

Already in New Mexico, we have too few reporters trying to cover too many issues. And many are doing that on a salary that’s not sustainable, and in a job that’s not guaranteed or secure. 

We’ve watched the disappearance of locally-owned newspapers. And we’ve watched corporations from out of state buy out newspapers and newsrooms. Neither of those have been good for the communities those papers serve.

Border Rights Training For Journalists – Sign Up Now!

Can U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents really seize and go through your phones and other devices at an international border crossing? What about at the U.S. Border Patrol inland checkpoints along roads in southern New Mexico and west Texas? Or at other locations within the 100-mile zone along the U.S./Mexico border where you might encounter agents while doing your job? What are your rights to photograph and/or record CBP and Border Patrol operations? Recent changes in Washington mean journalists should learn about these issues and how to protect themselves and their sources.