The UNM Alumni Association in partnership with the Albuquerque Journal is inviting UNM alumni and community members to the next “Lobo Living Room: Election Coverage & The Future of the Newspaper Industry” presented by Journal Editor Kent Walz and Managing Editor Karen Moses on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at the Albuquerque Journal.

Registration and reception starts at 5:30 p.m. with tours of the newsroom and printing press starting at 6 p.m. followed by the presentation at 7 p.m.

This Lobo Living Room will address the challenges of covering the 2016 elections, including how the Albuquerque Journal’s staff decided what news to cover and its placement in the paper. The presentation also will address how newsrooms function in the digital age.

Walz is a veteran journalist with over 40 years in the news business. He has been a reporter, sports writer and the editor of several newspapers. He spent 12 years with Associated Press, running AP bureaus in several states. 

A Silver City native, Walz has been at the Albuquerque Journal since 1984 and editor since 1995. He holds an economics degree from Western New Mexico University and is a 1976 graduate of The University of New Mexico School of Law and a member of the State Bar of New Mexico. He also serves on the board of the United Way of Central New Mexico, the Vision Council of Mission Graduate and the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government legal panel.

Managing Editor, Moses has been with the Journal since 1981, holding positions as copy editor, assistant city editor, city editor and assistant managing editor before taking her current position more than 10 years ago. She serves on the Foundation for Open Government board and is a past president of the New Mexico Press Association.

A 1977 graduate of The University of New Mexico, she serves on the UNM Alumni Association Board. Prior to joining the Journal, she worked for weekly newspapers in Chicago and for three years at the Gallup Independent as reporter and regional editor, overseeing coverage of McKinley County and the Navajo reservation. An Army brat, she considers herself a native New Mexican because that's where her roots are.

The Lobo Living Room presentation is free and open to the public. RSVPs are strongly encouraged as seating is limited to the first 75 guests.

The Albuquerque Journal is located at 7777 Jefferson St. NE in Albuquerque. Free parking is available.

For more information and to RSVP by Monday, Nov. 14, visit the UNM Alumni website or call 505-277-5808.