Thursday, October 13, 2016

​Visiting German journalists speak at free panel discussion

Join the Las Cruces Press Women from 11 a.m. to noonThursday Oct. 27 at Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave. (Roadrunner Room), as the group hosts two visiting journalists from Germany in a free panel discussion about journalism and how German media differs from American media, followed by a members-only lunch at St. Clair Winery & Bistro. 

Nadine Gries hails from Hamburg, and has a freelancing contract with the German public national television broadcast station "Norddeutscher Rundfunk." She researches political, cultural and social issues from all over the world, as well as local topics for the programs "DAS!" "Mein Nachmittag," and "NDR Aktuell." She has covered hard-hitting stories like the refugee crisis in Europe and the international fight against terror, as well as topics such as the history of American acapella music. She has a master's degree in English, Economics and Communications, and spent six months at an internship at WMUR-TV in New Hampshire. 

Wiebke Keuneke works and lives as a freelance journalist in Berlin. Radio and television are her specialties, and home base is broadcast station Rundfunk Berlin Brandenburg. There, she wears two hats: reporter and acting editor in chief. Keuneke focuses on one-hour radio documentaries, and hopes to "revolutionize German radio and bring more storytelling aspects into German journalism," she said. Her documentaries focus on changing societies, such as the struggles of indigenous people living in the jungle of Borneo, escape plans of young Cubans, the democratic process in Myanmar, and more recently, the lives of harbor workers of Reykjavik and the challenges of gentrification in Iceland. She loves to travel, and her photography and bio can be viewed at

After the hour-long panel discussion, all Las Cruces Press Women members are encouraged to join Gries and Keuneke for a lunch from 12:30-1:30 St. Clair Winery & Bistro, 1720 Avenida de Mesilla. 

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Art of the Interview Panel and Workshop

When: Saturday, August 20 at 10 AM - 12 PM
200 E Picacho Ave, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88001

This free panel discussion and workshop on the Art of the Interview will help attendees refine their interviewing skills. Experienced reporters will discuss interviewing techniques, the importance of open-ended questions, interviewing for narrative details that will enrich your writing, and a few simple questions that nearly always result in a better story.

Panelists include:
Jamie Warren, KVIA-TV
Simon Thompson, KRWG-TV / KRWG-FM
Samantha Sonner, KRWG-TV / KRWG-FM
Damien Willis, Las Cruces Sun-News

Monday, April 11, 2016

LCPW Hosts Ana Castillo

Las Cruces Press Women to host Ana Castillo at Good Samaritan Society - Las Cruces Village on May 28, 2016, at 10 a.m. She will discuss her new book "Black Dove: Mama, Mijo & Me" which will be released on May 10. A members-only reception with Castillo will follow the event.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

2nd Annual Journalism on the Border

Saturday, Feb. 27, at 10:30 a.m.  at Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave.
We have some great speakers lined up.

  • Monica Ortiz-Uribe, Senior Field Correspondent for Fronteras
  • Lourdes Cardenas, bi-national journalist for a quarter century and current New Mexico State University Assistant Professor in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications
  • Hugo Perez, Assistant Professor at NMSU in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications, longtime award-winning news videographer on both sides of border
  • Zita Arocha, Senior Lecturer at University of Texas in El Paso in the Department of Communication, director of
  • Lauren Villagran, Border Bureau Chief of the Albuquerque Journal

We hope to see you all there for an interesting panel discussion on multimedia reporting in the borderland — challenges, triumphs, recent developments and more.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Coming Wednesday, December 10th!

Christmas is coming a bit early, Las Cruces! Join us Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at Good Samaritan just off Telshor to hear from and meet, not one, but two great authors--passing on their knowledge for researching and writing historical non-fiction!

The lessons they've learned are sure to help make us better writers and researchers. Talk about a gift that keeps on giving. Oh, and it's free--even better! Click on the photo for details. We'll see you in just three short weeks at 7 p.m. at Good Sam!