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Let's Talk New Mexico 2/15 8a. Call 277-5866 - Diversity has increasingly become a buzz word for businesses and industries in recent years and that includes the journalism industry, as newsrooms struggle to better represent the communities they serve. Here in New Mexico, the recent publication of a racist cartoon by the state's largest newspaper sparked a firestorm of criticism. We'll discuss racism in the news and diversity in newsrooms. 

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The Albuquerque Journal’s decision to publish a racist cartoon in its editorial section on Wednesday, Feb. 7, drew a lot of criticism locally and across the country. Statements from the paper’s editors afterward didn’t do much to quell the outrage.

It’s been quite the year for national politics and Lynn Sweet has had a ringside seat for all of it. Sweet is the Washington Bureau Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times and has covered national politics since 1994. This is an excerpt of a speech she gave recently at Journalism & Women Symposium’s annual conference in Hot Springs Arkansas. Sweet talks about the challenges facing journalism right now and offers a behind-the-scenes look at what it's like covering the White House.

Trump-Era Journalism & Covering Movements

Jul 10, 2017
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Sun 07/09 7p: Join us this Sunday, as we speak with Jenni Monet, an indigenous multimedia journalist and documentary filmmaker based in New York City about how the field of journalism is changing and the lack of representation of Indigenous people in journalism and media experiences in the Era of Trump. Next, we share an interview conducted by GJ Alumni Luna Olavarria Gallegos, who speaks with Mari, a photojournalist at Claridad newspaper. They discuss the role of journalism, activism and the statehood of Puerto Rico. Be sure to join us live on KUNM 89.9 FM, or online at KUNM.org.

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The KUNM News Department will accept four awards Friday June 2 from the New Mexico Broadcasters Association. Congratulations to all of the other winners and thanks to all of our listeners and supporters. 

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KUNM Call In Show 3/16 8a: President Trump has called the press the enemy of the American people. But that attitude from government leaders is nothing new here in New Mexico. It's Sunshine Week, so we’ll be talking about the essential local stories that reporters had to fight to get, and sunlight as a disinfectant in the dark corners of power.

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In 2013, Santa Fe’s alternative weekly newspaper sued Governor Susana Martinez for violating the state’s public records law. That case goes to trial next month and the outcome could have huge repercussions for government transparency and freedom of the press in New Mexico.

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In the KUNM Newsroom, we work hard every day to bring you important, impactful and meaningful news coverage. It’s really all about you.

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