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 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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
New Mexico In Depth is a seven-year-old, award-winning digital-first nonprofit media outlet that focuses on telling investigative, data-rich stories with an eye on solutions that lead to change. Our journalism not only has changed state laws but seeks out perspectives from those with less access to powerful people or institutions. Our work prioritizes issues important to underserved communities, with a particular focus on the most vulnerable among us: children, incarcerated people, low-income families, tribal communities. Public policy areas we specialize in are education, criminal justice, health, and good government reform.
The Las Cruces Sun-News is the largest of seven Gannett newspapers in New Mexico. We facilitate news coverage as a network, which is important because we plan to use this position to report from all seven sites. As a network, we publish four daily newspapers and three twice-weekly newspapers.
Katherine began her reporting career at Miami Today News and has worked as a freelance multimedia producer for Al Jazeera. In 2018, she received a grant from the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting to cover Cuba’s housing crisis. Katherine has won several awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for both her reporting and photo essays. She earned a B.A. in journalism from Flagler College, where she worked at The Gargoyle student newspaper producing award-winning coverage of refugees and civil rights in Northeast Florida.