Hitting Home

Searchlight New Mexico, a nonprofit investigative news organization, and Native Public Media, a Native broadcasting organization that engages in communications policymaking and provides station support services for Native-owned radio and TV stations, are delighted to announce that they will partner on an upcoming project called Hitting Home.

The project will tell the story of the coronavirus and how it’s irrevocably changing five of New Mexico’s most quintessential towns. All five — Shiprock, Gallup, Las Vegas, Carlsbad and Anthony — are steeped in struggle, history and now, perhaps a battle for their lives. Over the course of a year, Searchlight reporters as well as a team of videographers will produce a series of multimedia portraits of these communities, returning again and again to document the impacts of COVID-19 over time.