Journalism under Fire 2018:

A Review

At the inaugural 2018 Journalism under Fire event, we asked, Are we free without a free press? In answering this, we explored the essential connections between journalism and democracy through 79 speakers, 51 visiting international journalists (48 through the US Department of State and 3 from Arizona State University), political cartoon and border photograph exhibits, the New Mexico Peace Choira Student Newsroom, and a virtual reality simulation. With the incomparable Santa Fe as backdrop, 2018’s Journalism Under Fire created unique learning and networking opportunities among extraordinary journalists, thought leaders, students, and the engaged public.

JUF 2018 Conference Booklet

Featured Speakers from 2018

Note: Speaker titles below are from 2018 and not necessarily current.

Hannah Allam

National Reporter BuzzFeed News

@HannahAllamBio

  • Justice for Journalists under Fire (at Grand Opening Event)

  • Challenges for Women Journalists around the Globe: from Ensuring Diversity to Combatting Harassment.

Ann Telnaes

Editorial Cartoonist, The Washington Post

@AnnTelnaesWebsite

  • Are Political Cartoonists the Litmus of a Free Press?

  • The Art of the Political Cartoon: From Idea to Publication

Dana Priest

Investigative Reporter, The Washington Post

@danapriestBio​

  • From President Putin to the Santa Fe New Mexican: How Global Censorship Affects Your Life.

  • The Media and the Intelligence Community.

  • Frontline: The Facebook Dilemma. In the JUF Movie Room

Olga Yurkova

Journalist and founder of StopFake

@olga_yurkovawww.stopfake.org

  • Four years of Fighting Fakes: What Can We Learn From Ukraine?

  • The Global Fake News Epidemic.

Simon Romero

National Correspondent, The New York Times

@viaSimonromeroBio

  • Journalism in Mexico and Beyond: Reflections of Two American Journalists.

Alfredo Corchado

Mexico City Bureau Chief, The Dallas Morning News

@ajcorchadoBio

  • Covering the U.S.-Mexico Border: a Political Piñata.

Kevin (KAL) Kallaugher

Editorial Cartoonist at The Economist and The Baltimore Sun

@kaltoons​ * Bio

  • Are Political Cartoons the Litmus of a Free Press?

  • The Art of the Political Cartoon: From Idea to Publication.

Dr. Courtney Radsch

Advocacy Director, Committee to Protect Journalists

@courtneyr * ​Bio

  • Justice for Journalists under Fire (at Grand Opening Event)

  • Security, Persecution, and Exile.

Angela Kocherga

Staff writer for The Albuquerque Journal

@AngelaKBorder

  • Covering the U.S.-Mexico Border: a Political Piñata.

Jason Rezaian

Global Opinions Writer, The Washington Post

@jrezaian * Bio

  • Justice for Journalists under Fire (at Grand Opening Event)

  • Security, Persecution, and Exile.

Dudley Althaus

Mexico City-based independent journalist

@dqalthaus * Bio​

  • Journalism in Mexico and Beyond: Reflections of Two American Journalists.

Jenni Monet

Independent journalist covering Indigenous rights and injustice

@jennimonet ​Bio

  • Justice for Journalists under Fire (at Grand Opening Event)

  • Challenges for Women Journalists around the Globe: from Ensuring Diversity to Combatting Harassment.

Don Bartletti

@dbartletti​ * Website

  • The U.S.- Mexico Border from Tijuana to Brownsville: from 1979 to 2018.

Nik Kowsar

@nikahang Bio

  • Are Political Cartoons the Litmus of a Free Press?

  • The Art of the Political Cartoon: From Idea to Publication.

Ann Cooper

Colombia Journalism School, ex-CPJ

Bio

  • Challenges for Women Journalists around the Globe: from Ensuring Diversity to Combatting Harassment.

  • Educating the Next Generation of Journalists: Towards a New Paradigm in a Time of Tumult.

Arbana Xharra

Exiled Investigative Journalist, Kosovo

@XharraArbana * ​Bio

  • Security, Persecution, and Exile.

  • Journalism and Islam: a Conversation.

  • Addressing Shared Global Challenges in Journalism: The Value of Exchanges.

Janet Steele

Associate Professor of Journalism at George Washington University.

@janet_steele * Bio

  • ​Addressing Shared Global Challenges in Journalism: The Value of Exchanges.

  • Misinformation in the Media: A View from Asia

  • Journalism and Islam: a Conversation.

Karen Sughrue

Senior Producer at Retro Report

@KarenSughrue * Bio

  • Lies, Leaks and Consequences. In the JUF Movie Room

Antonia Gonzales

Anchor and producer of National Native News

@antoniajen14 * Bio

  • Coverage of Native American Issues: from the National to the Local.

Julie Ann Grimm

Editor, Santa Fe Reporter

@JulieAnnGrimm * Bio

  • Local Journalism in New Mexico: Challenges, Opportunities.

  • Arrested on Inauguration Day.

D'Val Westphal

​The Albuquerque Journal Editorial Page Editor

Bio

  • Local Journalism in New Mexico: Challenges, Opportunities.

Tim Archuleta

Editor of The Corpus Christi Caller-Times

@tim_archuleta * Bio

  • Innovative Financial Models for Local Journalism

Aaron Cantu

The Santa Fe Reporter

@aaron_con_choco * Bio

  • Arrested on Inauguration Day.

Valerie Plame

Former Covert CIA Operations Officer​

@ValeriePlame * Bio

  • From President Putin to the Santa Fe New Mexican: How Global Censorship Affects Your Life.

  • The Media and the Intelligence Community.

Phill Casaus

Editor, Santa Fe New Mexican

Website

  • Local Journalism in New Mexico: Challenges, Opportunities.

Rob Dean

Former editor, Searchlight NM, Santa Fe New Mexican. Deceased January, 2020.

Bio

  • Innovative Financial Models for Local Journalism

Michael Marcotte

Professor of Practice in Journalism at UNM

Website

  • Educating the Next Generation of Journalists: Towards a New Paradigm in a Time of Tumult.

Conroy Chino

Former reporter and news anchor

Bio

  • Coverage of Native American Issues: from the National to the Local.

Robert (Bob) Trapp

Editor, Rio Grande Sun

Bio

  • Community Newspapers & Resilience

Staci Matlock

Editor, The Taos News

@StaciMatlock

  • Community Newspapers & Resilience.

Alex Gorbachev

Chief Deputy Editor, Nezavisimaya Gazeta

Bio

  • Four years of Fighting Fakes: What Can We Learn From Ukraine?

  • Press Freedoms in Russia.

International Journalists: Edward R. Murrow Program Participants

We welcomed 48 journalists from around the world as part of the Edward R. Murrow Program, sponsored by the U.S. State Department. Below are five panel discussions featuring these journalists.

  • Misinformation in the Media: A View from Central Africa. Mr. Mareng Michael Mangong Nhial (South Sudan); Mr. John Alex Otto (Uganda); and Ms. Penlope Mulenga Kapambwe (Zambia).

  • Misinformation in the Media: A View from West Africa. Mr. Umaru Sanda Amadu (Ghana); Ms. Christel- le Melendje (Côte d’Ivoire); Ms. Matina Tamba Pochi (Ca- meroon); and Mr. Olufemi Samson Olanipekun (Nigeria).

  • Misinformation in the Media: A View from Europe and Eurasia. Mr. Karolis Vysniauskas (Lithuania); Mr. Daniel Fazlic (Slovenia); and Mr. Thimi Samarxhiu (Albania).

  • Misinformation in the Media: A View from the Western Hemisphere. Ms. Lucia Irene Mimiaga Leon (Mexico); Ms. Kendry Paola Serrano Carrera (Colombia); Ms. Barbara Pereira Liborio (Brazil); and Ms. Claudia Merlos Vallejos (Paraguay).

  • Misinformation in the Media: A View from Asia. Ms. Amartuvshin Amarsaikhan (Mongolia); Mr. Virendra Kumar Tiwari (India); Mr. Yangesh Raj Pandit (Nepal); and Mr. Usman Shahid (Pakistan).

Additional Speakers & Moderators:

Karen Coates

Independent Journalist

@RamblingSpoon * Website

Panel: Eternal Harvest: The Legacy of American Bombs in Laos. In the JUF Movie Room.

Steven Youngblood

Founding director of the Center for Global Peace Journalism at Park University in Parkville, Missouri.

@PeaceJourn * ​Website

Panel: "They’re coming to rob you, take your job, and ruin our community”

Victor Oleynik

Russian Journalist in Exile @ ASU

@vic_oleynik

Panel: Press Freedoms in Russia.

Sarah Gustavus

Solutions Journalism Network

@sarahgustavus

Panel: Local Journalism in New Mexico: Challenges, Opportunities.

Susan Boe

Searchlight NM

Website

Panel: Innovative Financial Models for Local Journalism.

Brienne Green

Editor and Sports Editor of the Artesia Daily Press

@ArtesiaSports * Bio

Panel: Community Newspapers & Resilience.

Katherine Brown

​President and CEO, Global Ties U.S.

@_KatherineBrown * Bio

Panel: Addressing Shared Global Challenges in Journalism: The Value of Exchanges.

Trip Jennings

Executive Director, New Mexico In Depth
@trip_44 * Website

Panel: Innovative Financial Models for Local Journalism.

Sana Abed-Kotob

U.S. Department of State

Bio

Mary Hudetz

The Seattle Times

@marymhudetz 

Panel: Coverage of Native American Issues: from the National to the Local.

Jerry Redfern

Independent Visual Journalist

@jerryredfern * Website

Panel: Eternal Harvest: The Legacy of American Bombs in Laos. In the JUF Movie Room.

Nadine Hoffman

International Women's Media Foundation

Panel: Challenges for Women Journalists around the Globe: from Ensuring Diversity to Combatting Harassment.

Lauren Villagran

Searchlight NM

@laurenvillagran

Panel: Covering the U.S.-Mexico Border: a Political Piñata.

Ricardo Caté

Political Cartoonist, Santa Fe New Mexican

Website

Juanita Islas

International Women's Media Foundation

Scott Armstrong

Co-founder, Searchlight NM

Website

Mary-Charlotte Domandi

Santa Fe Radio Café

Website

Todd Greentree

Chair, CIR Program Committee

Website

Morgan Smith

Photographer

Website

David Bodney

Litigator

Website

Our JUF 2018 Partners: 
 

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)

International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF)

Santa Fe New Mexican

Society of Professional Journalists Rio Grande Chapter

New Mexico Press Association

KSFR.
 

We also created The Santa Fe Statement on Journalism under Fire, a record of the event’s themes and recommended actions. Alongside these are the opening Remarks from the Mayor of Santa Fe, Alan Webber.

 

                                                      The City of Santa Fe is an invaluable partner of the JUF series!