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Against all common sense and good advice, we started a newspaper in a pandemic. Here’s why.

Those of us who know this amazing place know its allure. Our city is full of amazing stories and important narratives that can be told nowhere else on earth. But those stories are not alive if no one tells them.

We started The Paper. to give life to the abundant culture, ideas and community going on around us. Our principles are simple:

  • Hire local, independent journalists who know their beat — then let them write about it.
  • Our community is diverse. Our contributors should be too. We deliberately seek out contributors from backgrounds underrepresented in journalism, especially from communities of color, Native families and queer experiences.
  • It’s OK to have a point-of-view, just be honest about it. We believe we all do better when we all do better so we’re not afraid to call out inequity (and opportunity) where we see it.

We live the values we preach: we are the only queer-owned, woman-managed paper in New Mexico. Each week we publish the list of everyone included in that edition. Check it out in the front pages of each issue.

The Paper. is our gift to New Mexico, so enjoy.

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10,000 free copies of The Paper. hit newsstands each Wednesday. You can find us at more than 150 locations across the ABQ metro.

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