It goes without saying that 2020 was a year unlike any other. None of us would have predicted that after the night of our sensational Annual Gala on March 5th with Amb. Susan E. Rice, we would cease all in-person events for over a year. Of course, alongside crisis rides opportunity, and for most of 2020, we worked tirelessly to pivot to the digital world. This culminated in the enormously successful third iteration of Journalism under Fire, where we reached audiences around the world with tremendous speakers, from US superstars Bob Woodward, Nicholas Kristof, and Dana Priest to influential international journalists such as Maria Ressa, one of TIME Magazine’s 2018 Persons of the Year.
The transition to the digital for our High School and College Education program has been particularly important this year, reflecting a strong evolution in our programming. Much as our regular livestream programming does, we now reach students across the state, both with our High School Fellowship Program and our NextGenSim policy simulation serving students as far south as Deming, NM and into the many rural communities in northern NM.
As always, we’re exceedingly grateful for our membership remaining strong and dynamic, alongside the invaluable partnerships we enjoy with the U.S. State Department, the Committee to Protect Journalists, and the World Affairs Councils of America, which recognized us as one of three Councils of the Year in November, 2020. This past year has been one of learning, reflection, letting go, and evolution. We know that whatever comes next will not be a return to an old “normal” but rather something exciting and new.
Read more in the 2020 Annual Report.
Below please find .pdf files of our most recent Annual Reports. These include: