About Us

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Welcome to our student journalism lab!

In April 2014, our idea to start a news lab at the University of New Mexico won a grant from the Online News Association. We’re one of twelve universities that received funding as part of the Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education.

We hope you think what we’re doing — putting students out in the community and covering real stories — is important. We hope you’ll engage with our writers and photographers as they begin their careers bringing you the news.

As we work with students, we also will aggregate news from our partners, providing you with a hub for news about New Mexico.

Meet the team

Our Fall 2019 interns bring diverse skills in writing, editing, social media and radio news. Celia and Bryce will help lead our student newsroom as we examine issues facing New Mexico. They will also kickstart our brand new “Newsroom” internship, where students who are not in reporting classes or want to write more can join our team outside of the classroom.

Celia Raney / Diana Cervantes

Celia Raney

Celia is a senior at the University of New Mexico studying multimedia journalism and mass communication. She has worked with or been published in the Daily Lobo, New Mexico Magazine, the Santa Fe Reporter, the Albuquerque Journal and Talk Media News. Celia is pursuing a minor in English. She is currently an intern on the City Desk with the Albuquerque Journal. She was born and raised in Santa Fe but has made a happy home in Albuquerque. In her spare time, she likes to read, drink tea and hang out with her cat. You can find her perusing farmers markets, used bookstores and coffee shops when not running around the city chasing stories. 

Bryce Dix

Bryce Dix / Hosanna Irene

Bryce is a senior at the University of New Mexico, who is studying multimedia journalism and mass communication. Passionate about filmmaking, Bryce is minoring in media arts and a designation from the honors college. He is currently working for the National Public Radio affiliate KUNM news as a general assignment and environmental reporter. He also the news host for NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday. Bryce was born and raised in the Albuquerque area, refusing to leave New Mexico’s beautiful sunsets. Photography, running and soccer take up most of his time when he isn’t writing. 

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