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Support media that prioritizes telling the truth

Good journalism seeks truth over balance, and that’s exactly what I try to do with NMPolitics.net. If you appreciate that type of work, will you make a donation to support it?

Last month, NPR unveiled a new ethics handbook for its journalists that placed a higher priority on telling the truth than on balancing a story. It was a move I applauded in a note on Facebook:

“Good journalism seeks truth over balance. Sometimes that means reporting the complexities of issues with representation by all sides. Sometimes it means calling a spade a spade… Too often journalists today shy away from calling a spade a spade. Good for NPR.”

That’s what I try to do with NMPolitics.net. Last week, for example, I published a lengthy article on a residency controversy that’s dogging a House candidate because it’s a complex issue that required in-depth exploration of various viewpoints.

On the other hand, I’ve called out Senate President Pro Tem Tim Jennings for using government resources to campaign and Secretary of State Dianna Duran for the way she’s handled her investigation of the state’s voter rolls because, in both instances, it needed to be done.

Heath Haussamen

Heath Haussamen

If you appreciate that type of work, will you make a contribution to NMPolitics.net to support it? You can donate at nmpolitics.net/contribute.

As of today, NMPolitics.net has raised $9,815, or 55 percent of our goal of raising $18,000 by April 30. Such donations and advertising are the primary sources of revenue that allow this site to exist – and I’m hoping to use some of the money raised in this year’s fundraising drive to hire help.

There are lots of media outlets out there that get caught up in the spin and counter spin and never cut through it to tell you the truth about what’s happening. I hope you’ll make a donation to support a site that’s working to find the truth in the muck of politics.

Again, you can make a donation, or learn more about donating, at nmpolitics.net/contribute.

Thanks! If you have any questions, e-mail me at heath@haussamen.com.

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