Santa Fe Reporter

The Santa Fe Reporter (SFR) is an alternative weekly newspaper published in Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States. It features reports on local news, politics, art and culture, and is published once a week on Wednesdays.[1] Since 1997,[2] the Reporter has been owned and published by Portland, Oregon-based City of Roses Newspaper Company, which also publishes Willamette Week and Indy Week.[3][4] Since September 2016, the paper's publisher & editor has been Julie Ann Grimm, with Anna Maggiore serving as associate publisher & advertising director. Julie Ann Grimm had previously been editor of the paper since August 2013.[5] Alex De Vore has been covering music, arts and culture for the Reporter since 2008, and became culture editor in 2016. The Reporter celebrated its 40th anniversary in June 2014.

The Santa Fe Reporter
Santa Fe Reporter Logo.svg
TypeWeekly newspaper
Formatalternative weekly
Owner(s)City of Roses Newspaper, Co.[1] (since 1997)[2]
PublisherJulie Ann Grimm
EditorJulie Ann Grimm
Headquarters132 E. Marcy St.
Santa Fe, NM 87505
United States
Circulation17,500 (2016)[1]


The Santa Fe Reporter publishes five glossy seasonal guides, including its two magazine-style supplements, the Annual Manual and Restaurant Guide. The paper also hosts several events in Santa Fe each year, such as expos and parties.[6]

Notable storiesEdit

In 2007, Dan Frosch, now with The New York Times, won the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies' first-place prize (for under 60,000 circulation) for Investigative Reporting for his 15-part series, "The Wexford Files".[7] The story, which investigated health care in New Mexico prisons, was instrumental in governor Bill Richardson's decision to end New Mexico's contract with Wexford.

In 2013, the Santa Fe Reporter filed a lawsuit against New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez,[8][9] alleging violations of the state's Inspection of Public Records Act[10] as well as a violation of the Free Press clause of the New Mexico Constitution.[11][12]

Attorneys for the newspaper and the government argued in court in March of 2017,[13][14] and Judge Sara Singleton ruled in the case from her retirement in December of that year that the governor had broken the records law, but her actions did not violate the Constitution.[15][16]


The Society of Professional Journalists Colorado chapter's "Top of the Rocky's" contest listed nine Santa Fe Reporter stories among its best in the region in 2017.[17]

In 2008, at the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (AAN) awards ceremony the Santa Fe Reporter received seven awards for editorial layout, illustration, arts criticism, columns and blogs.[18] In 2009, the Reporter won five AAN awards, for its politics blog, for illustrations, for food writing, for "Innovation" and for the 2008 election blog, "Swing State of Mind".[19]


  1. ^ a b c d "Newsweekly Directory: Santa Fe Reporter". Association of Alternative Newsmedia. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
  2. ^ a b Bellotti, Mary (April 25, 1999). "Alternative success story". Portland Business Journal. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
  3. ^ Souza, Amy (May 23, 2005). "Alt-Weekly Thr!ves Despite Competition from Gannett". Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. Retrieved May 20, 2012.
  4. ^ "Steve Schewel Announces Sale of Independent Weekly | Press Releases |". Retrieved 2016-03-25.
  5. ^ Zaragoza, Jason (August 13, 2013). "'Santa Fe Reporter Names New Editor'". AAN. Retrieved March 22, 2016.
  6. ^ "October 25, 2017 Santa Fe Reporter's Restaurant Guide". Issuu. Retrieved 2018-04-02.
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  8. ^ "Santa Fe Reporter Files Lawsuit Against New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez | Press Releases |". Retrieved 2016-03-25.
  9. ^ "Use of private emails for public work sparks FOIA battle". Columbia Journalism Review. Retrieved 2016-03-25.
  10. ^ "New Mexico Inspection of Public Records". Retrieved 2016-03-25.
  11. ^ "Article II, New Mexico Constitution - Ballotpedia". Retrieved 2016-03-25.
  12. ^ "Governor Has Upper Hand in Media Coverage of HSD Controversy". Retrieved 2016-03-25.
  13. ^ "Free press lawsuit against New Mexico governor nears its end". Columbia Journalism Review. Retrieved 2018-04-02.
  14. ^ "Gov's office cites complex questions from reporters, busy schedule as defense in lawsuit | The NM Political Report". Retrieved 2018-04-02.
  15. ^ Writer, Edmundo Carrillo | Journal Staff. "Mixed ruling on SF paper vs. governor". Retrieved 2018-04-02.
  16. ^ Demarco, Marisa. "Judge: Governor Did Not Violate Newspaper's Constitutional Rights". Retrieved 2018-04-02.
  17. ^ "Full Results 2017". SPJ COLORADO PRO. 2017-04-15. Retrieved 2018-04-02.
  18. ^ AAN Staff (June 7, 2008). "AAN and Medill Announce AltWeekly Awards Winners". Association of Alternative Newsmedia. Retrieved May 20, 2012.
  19. ^ Zaragoza, Jason (July 1, 2009). "Full List of 2009 AltWeekly Awards Winners Released". Association of Alternative Newsmedia. Retrieved May 20, 2012.