News Port at five years

The year of 2019 marks five years since the inception of the New Mexico News Port – and it hasn’t been easy. The News Port has survived the pains of a small start-up in a resource-poor environment to become a fixture in the UNM journalism program.

The idea for the News Port sprang from a need, identified in a 2013 external study, to improve student publishing opportunities at UNM’s Communication and Journalism Department.

News Port rose to that need. Since our inception, we have published more than 700 stories from more than 350 students and have grown to include seven beats for students to explore and report on.

We want to take this opportunity on our fifth birthday to thank the other publications, the funders who have believed in us, and the students and staff at the University of New Mexico for contributing to our mission and allowing us to continue to provide our community with innovative coverage focusing on underserved topics.

We hope to be around for another five years, and are excited to continue bringing unique news to New Mexico.

View more of what the News Port has accomplished in our five-year summary report.