Water Desk supports journalism in New Mexico and Rio Grande Basin

Rafting on the Rio Chama in northern New Mexico. Photo by Mitch Tobin/The Water Desk

The Water Desk is excited to announce the recipients of new grants to support water journalism connected to New Mexico and the Rio Grande Basin.

From the Rocky Mountains to the U.S.-Mexico border, the grantees will be reporting on a range of critical water issues facing the region, including climate change, public health, pollution, equity, funding, wildfires, infrastructure and more.

The nine awards, totaling $48,430, are being funded thanks to support from the Thornburg Foundation and Santa Fe Community Foundation. The recipients of the grants (in alphabetical order):

Jeremy Miller, 1843 magazine from The Economist

Megan Myscofski, KUNM

Danielle Prokop and Diana Cervantes, Source NM

Martha Pskowski, Inside Climate News and Omar Ornelas, El Paso Times

Sara Van Note, Santa Fe Reporter

Christian von Preysing-Barry, independent

Jeremy Wade Shockley, independent

Jerd Smith, Fresh Water News

Brett Walton, Circle of Blue

We’re grateful to the Thornburg Foundation and Santa Fe Community Foundation for their support of this program. The Water Desk maintains strict editorial independence from its funders and the University of Colorado. Funders of The Water Desk have no right to review or to otherwise influence stories or other journalistic content that is produced with the support of these grants. For more about our editorial independence, please see our funding page.

Congratulations and best of luck to our grantees. We’re excited to see the water journalism they produce!

The Water Desk’s mission is to increase the volume, depth and power of journalism connected to Western water issues. We’re an initiative of the Center for Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado Boulder. The Water Desk launched in April 2019 with support from the Walton Family Foundation. We maintain a strict editorial firewall between our funders and our journalism.

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