New Mexico In Depth will be covering the New Mexico legislative session with an expanded team this year with the addition of Melorie Begay, a junior majoring in multimedia journalism at the University of New Mexico.
Originally from Gallup, Melorie wrote for UNM-Gallup’s campus newspaper, and volunteered at KGLP before transferring to Albuquerque. As a journalist she’s interested in creating informative and engaging content through all forms of media. Outside of journalism her interests include drinking coffee, listening to podcasts, and accruing random facts from the internet.
Melorie will be traveling to Santa Fe with our current staff, Trip Jennings, Marjorie Childress, Sandra Fish, and Robert Salas, throughout the 60-day session, and will also do reporting from Albuquerque. And joining us as well will be Gwyneth Doland, a multimedia public affairs reporter who works with New Mexico PBS, KUNM Radio, and NMID; who writes on food an culture for newspapers and magazines; and is an adjunct lecturer in the Communications and Journalism Department at UNM. She’ll be working with Melorie to produce multi-media content for NMID during the session.
Melorie joins our team as a student intern of People, Power and Democracy, our reporting collaboration with KUNM public radio, New Mexico PBS, and the New Mexico News Port. People, Power and Democracy focuses reporting on critical good government issues: accountability, ethics, and transparency. You can find our collective work on Medium, Twitter, and Facebook.