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 covers 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 reports to the city editor, who helps with the development of sources and story ideas. The beat requires travel within New Mexico to interview and photograph sources or conditions. In some cases, a member of the Journal’s photographic staff accompanies the reporter on assignment.