Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Lobo Living Room: Albuquerque Journal
This Lobo Living Room will address the challenges of covering the 2016 elections, including how the Albuquerque Journal’s staff decided what news to cover and its placement in the paper. The presentation also will address how newsrooms function in the digital age.
Albuquerque Journal editor Kent Walz is a veteran of 40 years in the news business. He has been a reporter, sports writer and the editor of several newspapers. He also spent 12 years with Associated Press, running AP bureaus in several states. A Silver City native, he has been at the Albuquerque Journal since 1984 and editor since 1995. He holds an economics degree from Western New Mexico University and is a 1976 graduate of UNM School of Law and a member of the State Bar of New Mexico. He also serves on the board of the United Way of Central New Mexico, the Vision Council of Mission Graduate and the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government legal panel. He is a founding member of FOG and the Bench-Bar-Media Committee in Albuquerque.
Managing editor Karen Moses has been with the Journal since 1981, holding positions as copy editor, assistant city editor, city editor and assistant managing editor before taking her current position more than 10 years ago. She serves on the Foundation for Open Government board and is a past president of the New Mexico Press Association. A 1977 graduate of UNM, she serves on the UNM Alumni Board. Prior to joining the Journal, she worked for weekly newspapers in Chicago and for three years at the Gallup Independent as reporter and regional editor, overseeing coverage of McKinley County and the Navajo reservation. An Army brat, she considers herself a native New Mexican because that's where her roots are.
RSVPs are strongly encouraged as seating is limited to the first 85 guests. This presentation is free and open to the public.
5:30 to 6 pm: Registration and reception in the Main Lobby
6 to 6:45 p.m.: Tours of the press room and the newsroom
7 to 8 p.m.: Presentation
For more information contact Sue MacEachen at (505) 277-9088 or by email.
Location and Parking:
Location: Albuquerque Journal, 7777 Jefferson St. NE, Albuquerque, N.M. 87109, 505-823-3800, Website (opens in new window)
Parking: Free parking at the Albuquerque Journal.
For questions or more information:
Special Events Coordinator,