Esteban Candelaria

Esteban Candelaria

Esteban Candelaria covers child welfare and the state Children, Youth, and Families Department for The Santa Fe New Mexican. He is based in Albuquerque. Prior to joining The New Mexican, he covered education at the Albuquerque Journal. There, he tackled accountability stories about the state education department's administration of services for students to stories about the proliferation of guns in Albuquerque schools. Before the Journal, he covered criminal justice and the local courts at The Colorado Springs Gazette. Esteban graduated with a bachelor's degree from Colorado College, where he also won an award for his time and contributions to student journalism during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Santa Fe New Mexican

The Santa Fe New Mexican is one of the oldest newspapers in the West; an aggressive outfit that covers Santa Fe and much of Northern New Mexico. We work to report the news deeply and compellingly, understanding that we are a community resource in a place where past, present and future collide every day. We look for immediacy and depth and impact every day, and we demand much of ourselves because our community expects first-rate journalism.

Bella Davis

Bella Davis covers Indigenous affairs for New Mexico In Depth, a nonprofit, digital news outlet. She’s based in Albuquerque. Most recently, Davis reported on cannabis, housing, local government and more for the Santa Fe Reporter. She got her start in journalism at her college newspaper, which she joined at the beginning of the pandemic, and primarily covered protests spurred by the police murder of George Floyd. A graduate of the University of New Mexico with a degree in journalism, Davis was born in Eureka, California, grew up in central New Mexico, and is a Yurok tribal member.

New Mexico In Depth Inc.

New Mexico In Depth is a member-supported nonprofit digital news organization. Its mission is to better the lives of New Mexicans, particularly those from low-income communities, by producing data-rich, investigative stories that can be a catalyst for change. The staff's knowledge of state government and decades of statehouse reporting and investigations into the state’s largest institutions and systems, combined with strong data skills and ambition, results in impact that far exceeds their size.

Dillon Bergin

Dillon Bergin covers the environment for Searchlight New Mexico, focusing on the state’s booming oil and gas industries. He has written about immigration and migration, climate change, and food for the New Republic and the Philadelphia Inquirer. He was a Fulbright Germany Journalism Fellow from 2019 to 2020. A proud Midwesterner from South Bend, Indiana, he’s spent the last four years between Philadelphia, where he went to school, and Freiburg, Germany where his heart resides. For Searchlight New Mexico, Dillon investigates the way the state’s oil and gas industries affect New Mexico’s land, water and wildlife, and the impact of these industries on the health of New Mexicans.

Julia Sclafani

Julia Sclafani reports for Searchlight New Mexico, an independent investigative news organization, where she focuses on health issues in the state including behavioral health. Most recently, Sclafani covered city government and public safety for her hometown paper, The Daily Pilot, in Orange County, California. While there, she produced award-winning reporting on the legacy of racism in Huntington Beach following the federal indictment of four members of a local white supremacist group. Before making her way home, Sclafani completed stints covering breaking news and wildfires for the Sacramento Bee and reporting on human rights topics across Latin America for publications in the U.S. and abroad. She was a field coordinator and videographer for St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church's SEED Academy in Migori, Kenya. Sclafani earned a B.A. in Human Rights and Latin American and Caribbean Studies from Columbia University and an M.A. in Journalism from the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York, where she was an inaugural member of CUNY’s Spanish-language journalism program.

Shaun Griswold

Shaun Griswold reports for New Mexico In Depth, where he focuses on the Native American population in Albuquerque, the state’s largest metropolitan area. It’s one of the first beats to focus on Native Americans in an urban setting. Griswold is a New Mexico journalist covering issues for southwest Indigenous people. He, himself, is a member of Laguna Pueblo, while also holding family ties to Jemez and Zuni Pueblos. He’s worked as a content producer KUSA-TV, the NBC affiliate in Denver, and on the assignments desk at KOB-TV, part of the Hubbard Broadcasting chain. He attended the University of New Mexico.

Jonathan Ng

Jonathan Ng is a business reporter with the Las Vegas Review-Journal, keeping the charity and non-profit sectors accountable to Nevada’s citizens. Ng recently completed his master’s degree and graduated from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Prior to J- school, he worked at the Boston Herald as a business reporter, covering real estate, casinos and gambling, legal affairs and the Greater Boston economy. He also covered the intersection of business and politics at the newspaper’s City Hall bureau. Previously, Ng worked as a reporter at the Boston Globe and the Dorchester Reporter. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Suffolk University.

Associated Press

The Associated Press is a global news agency that began 172 years ago as a cooperative of five New York City newspapers. With 263 locations in more than 100 countries, AP provides journalism to roughly 15,000 media outlets around the world. AP sets standards for ethics and excellence, and has won 52 Pulitzer Prizes, including the 2016 gold medal for Public Service for an investigation into labor abuses in the seafood industry, reports that freed more than 2,000 slaves. AP’s seven news bureaus in the northeast U.S. provide vital local and regional news to 378 newsrooms.

Searchlight New Mexico

Searchlight New Mexico is a nonprofit investigative news organization that specializes in social justice issues. Our mission is to focus high-impact journalism on topics of local, regional and national interest in order to allow the public to see into the remote recesses of government and to expose abuses of power. We launched in January 2018 with a mandate to cover child and family well-being in New Mexico, which is by all measures - child poverty, child abuse, education, parental incarceration rates, drug and alcohol abuse - the worst place in America to grow up. We write deeply reported, narrative stories that address intractable problems and in just 18 months we have won major state and national journalism awards. More importantly, our work has triggered legislative proposals, major policy changes, and a statewide commitment (led by the new governor) to child well-being.