UNM Journalism Boot Camp: Photo Essay

The University of New Mexico’s Communication and Journalism Department hosted their annual Journalism Boot Camp where they get many media professionals from all over to come to give their insights on the industry and educate aspiring journalist on the things they need to know to do the job in the modern era. I spent weekend capturing the event and the different panels over the weekend.


Associated Press reporter Russell Contreras discusses how to cultivate sources and how to get the best information out of them.


KUNM News Director Elaine Baumgartel educates students on the challenges of vetting sources amd getting to the truth.


Editor for the New Mexico Business First Rachel Sam and various other editors from local papers elaborate on the avenues that college gradates can take to find employment in the journalism field.


Veteran Reporter Sam Donaldson interacts with UNM students discussing his experience in news media.


Photographer Steven St. John captures moments from Sam Donaldson’s key note speech with the boot camps attendees.


Investigative Producer for KRQE Jeff Proctor presents the differences in reporting between the mediums of television and print and how they come together online.


Journalism student Rebecca Cox listens to a lecture on visual presentation’s in the press and how each publication has its own style and restrictions.


Seasoned Photojournalist Mark Holm directs an activity that teaches students to become stronger storytellers in a collaborative way.


Andrew Oxford of The Taos News (left) Nicole Perez and Robert Browman of the Albuquerque Journal explain to UNM students the process of reporting breaking news.


Howl Reporter Brianna Gallegos checks her phone while in between panels at the Journalism Bootcamp.


Daily Lobo Photographer Kanna Mammadii sits in for a panel on visual presentation.


Public Square Producer Megan Kamerick and Crime Journalist Robert Browman setting up the presentation for their panel on breaking news.


Carlos Ayulo from the St. Louis Post-dispatch discusses covering a national story when you only have the resources of a local paper.

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