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journalists will continue to shine a light in dark corners

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journalists will continue to shine a light in dark corners

commentary: earlier this year, the president of the united states referred to journalists from news organizations such as the new york times, cnn and nbc news as the “enemy of the american people.” shortly after that, reporters from those outlets and others were barred from the white house press gaggle.courtesy photosarah gustavusthis sunshine week, new mexico journalists can commiserate with colleagues across the country who are under fire from hostile politicians.more importantly, we can assure them that there is life outside the news conference.it has become a new mexico tradition for gubernatorial administrations to blacklist journalists who expose stories politicians would rather keep quiet. the situation has worsened under gov. susana martinez, who avoids open news conferences and restricts access to even basic information from several state agencies.the martinez administration is, in fact, set to go on trial for serial violations of the inspection of public records act, one of our state’s sunshine laws. for possibly the first time anywhere in the country, the governor’s men will go to court to face accusations of violating the santa fe reporter’s free expression rights under the state constitution because they did not care for the newspaper’s coverage of her governance.despite these challenges, new mexico journalists never stopped working for the public.outside the press gaggle and beyond the official propaganda released by state officials, we keep telling...