Albuquerque Journal

Water resources in New Mexico

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

About the News Organization: The Albuquerque Journal is the only newspaper in New Mexico covering the entire state, from oil and gas country in the southeast and northwest, to the border with Mexico in the southwest, to historic Hispanic and Native American communities in the central and northern state to cowboy country on the east. As the news leader in New Mexico, The Albuquerque Journal’s mission is to provide the most comprehensive coverage of Albuquerque and the state.

About the Position: The Report for America corps member will cover the environment, in particular, the use of public lands, water resources and drought. How are water shortages, dry forest conditions and other environmental factors affecting residents, and what can be done or is being done to remedy the situations? The corps member will report to the city editor, who will help with the development of sources and story ideas. The beat would likely require travel within New Mexico to interview and photograph sources or conditions. In some cases, a member of the Journal’s photographic staff would accompany the reporter on assignment.