How To Write to the Local Media

For tips on how to write an effective op-ed piece or letter to the editor, go to our separate page here.

To write to the SF New Mexican:

Writing a Letter to the Editor or Op-Ed piece (“My View”) to the Santa Fe New Mexican.  This is directly from the SFNM’s site:

You can write a letter once a month or one My View every three months. We require the letter writer’s name, address and phone number to be considered for publication. We also encourage writers to include a photo of themselves.
Send letters and op-eds to:  letters@sfnewmexican.com

Any questions?  Call 986-3063.

Note that these are criteria you should keep in mind when writing to the New Mexican for publication:

  1. The content should not be libelous, or advocate harm or hate of any individual group.
  2. Any facts cited should be accurate.  Include the source of the facts (if not for publication) after the letter or op-ed or in your cover email/letter.
  3. Strictly stick to the word limits:  150 words for a letter to the editor and 600 words for an op-ed (“My View”).  The shorter the letter or op-ed the more likely it will be published quickly.
  4. If you wish to submit a cartoon, please contact the editorial page editor, Inez Russell Gomez, directly:  505-986-3053 or igomez@sfnewmexican.com.
  5. Here is the latest information that is more complete from the editor:

Please send letters and My Views to [letters@sfnewmexican.com]. Include your full name, street address and phone number for verification with each submittal. We will keep your contact information confidential. When you state facts, please send links to your source material for fact-checking. We reserve the right to edit for clarity, civility, space and accuracy. Please limit your letters (per person) to once a month and 150 words and My Views to 600 words and once every three months. With My Views, send a one-sentence description of the writer for a tagline.


To write to the Albuquerque Journal (directly from their website):

Letters or columns expressing opinions on news and commentary published in the Albuquerque Journal are welcome…Preference is given to letters that are fresh, brief, clear and that don’t require factual verification. Letters must include writer’s signature, home address and telephone, and a daytime number…Letters keyed to an upcoming event or date should be mailed well in advance. All letters and opinion articles are edited.
Submit your letters/op-eds here online.


To Write to the SF Reporter (directly from the website):

Mail letters to PO Box 2306, Santa Fe, NM 87504, deliver to 132 E. Marcy St., or email them to editor@sfreporter.com .  Letters (no more than 200 words) should refer to specific articles in the Reporter.  Letters will be edited for space and clarity.


To write to KSFR (directly from the website):

By Mail:  KSFR 101.1FM, P. O. Box 28670, Santa Fe, NM 87592

By Overnight Delivery Service or to Visit In-Person:

Campus of Santa Fe Community College
6401 South Richards Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87508

By Phone:  (505) 428-1527

Key staff:

Tazbah McCullah, General Manager, 505-428-1379, tmccullah@ksfr.org

Zelie Pollon, News Director, 505-428-1383(W), 505-699-1662(C), zpollon@ksfr.org

M.A.LeBlanc, co-Program Manager (talk), merrylin@ksfr.org

To comment or ask for information, send an email to info@ksfr.org

To write to a host of a program, find the direct email address here.