Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Northern New Mexico Press Women presents “Media Literacy in a Fake News World” at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 23 at Southside Branch Library

Northern New Mexico Press Women present “Media Literacy in a Fake News World” at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Santa Fe Public Library Southside branch, 6599 Jaguar Drive, Santa Fe.

Panel moderator Inez Russell Gomez, editorial page editor of the Santa Fe New Mexican, will lead the conversation about fake news with Albuquerque Journal North editor Mark Oswald, Taos News editor Staci Matlock, PBS Newshour correspondent Kathleen McCleery and author James McGrath Morris. The free event is sponsored by the Santa Fe Public Library, New Mexico Press Women, the Society of Professional Journalists (Rio Grande Chapter), Santa Fe chapter of the League of Women Voters, the Foundation for Open Government and It’s the People’s Data.

Inez Russell Gomez has been editorial page editor for the Santa Fe New Mexican since 2012. Previously, she edited the newspaper’s award-winning special sections for six years. As a freelance writer, her work has appeared in People magazine, the Dallas Morning News and New Mexico Magazine. She also edited the Taos News and worked as a reporter and editor in Texas and Florida.
Mark Oswald is the long-time editor of the Albuquerque Journal North section. He also writes for the main Albuquerque Journal as well as the section.

Staci Matlock is editor of The Taos News. Prior to that, she was a reporter with The Santa Fe New Mexican for 17 years.

Kathleen McCleery is a special correspondent and freelance producer for the PBS NewsHour. She worked in broadcast journalism in Washington, D.C. – primarily for PBS but also for NBC News and other commercial outlets for 38 years before moving to Corrales in 2013. She taught journalism at Princeton University in the fall of 2016, and has written for print and online publications.

James McGrath Morris is a Santa Fe author who has written extensively on the history of journalism. Among his books are Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power and Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, The First Lady of the Black Press.

For information send an email to To contact the Santa Fe Public Library, Southside branch call 505-955-2820.

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