A discussion on the environment: Our second News and Brews Summer Series event

We’re excited to announce our second News and Brews Summer Series panel. This time, NM Political Report will speak to three experts about the environment on June 8. Like our last event, tickets are free which you can get from here. Readers who are subscribed to our daily emails are first to hear about these events. NM Political Report’s Laura Paskus will again moderate the discussion. Paskus leads our environmental project, which includes in-depth stories on water, regulatory agencies, public lands, climate change and wildlife that no one else in the state is covering.

Announcing our News and Brews Summer Series

Edit: This event is sold out. So you get the news first, sign up for our free newsletter, where we make announcements before posting on the website. We’ve been working on a big project over the past few weeks and we’re excited that we can share it now. We are starting a new series of discussions with experts, newsmakers and others on a select topic each month—and I wanted you have the first chance to join us. There is limited space, so we will have free tickets for the event—get yours here now.

Here’s why we’re damn good journalists, but we’re pretty bad at business

We’re pretty happy around here this week. Our reporters and website won four awards, including a first-place prize, at the Society of Professional Journalists “Top of the Rockies” competition. We faced outlets not just from New Mexico, but from Colorado, Utah and Wyoming with similar circulation as ours. By focusing on the journalism, we showed that a tiny, three-person outlet without any advertisers, subscriptions or big corporate sponsors can do award-winning work. But while these awards show that we’re good journalists, we’ll admit we’re not the best businesspeople.

NM Political Report wins several journalism awards

NM Political Report brought home four awards, including one first-place award, at the annual Top of the Rockies awards. The awards ceremony took place Thursday night in Denver. Stories written in 2015 in Region 9 of the Society for Professional Journalists (Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming) were eligible for the awards. Want to keep this journalism going? Donate here. Since we are a non-profit news outlet (notice: no ads!