Turkey Journalism Tour

In May 2011, I traveled to Turkey with a group of New Mexico reporters and writers. We met with Turkish journalists to talk about press freedom, culture and democracy. Many of our questions were about political and cultural changes in Turkey, a country that’s important for Europe and the Middle East. The Turkish journalists were open about their struggles and humble about the challenges they face, including death threats and lawsuits.

Some amazing families also invited us into their homes for dinner. Our conversations reminded me how important it is to connect with people around the world. It’s critical for journalists who want to write about the complex history and culture of Turkey.

Here’s a conversation we had about the trip on KNME-TV’s New Mexico In Focus

Turkey Talk

The Race for Lieutenent Governor

I interviewed the candidates for Lieutenant Governor in this year’s June primary for KNME’s New Mexico InFocus.  The Democratic side had five candidates and the Republican side had two.

Lt. Gov

KNME also had great coverage of the race for the Republican nomination for Governor.   There were five candidates on the Republican side:  Susana Martinez, Allen Weh, Janice Arnold-Jones, Doug Turner and Pete Domenici Jr.

UPDATE, June 5th:  Check out Gwyneth Doland’s interview with Susana Martinez.  She’ll face Democrat Diane Denish in the November general election.