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The Santa Fe New Mexican
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Robin McKinney Martin
PublisherTom Cross
EditorPhill Casaus
Headquarters202 East Marcy Street.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
United States

The Santa Fe New Mexican or simply The New Mexican is a daily newspaper published in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Dubbed "the West's oldest newspaper," its first issue was printed on November 28, 1849.[1]


The downtown offices for The New Mexican are located at 202 East Marcy Street in Santa Fe. In this office the advertising, editorial, accounting and administration departments are located.

Its notable writers include New York Times bestselling author Tony Hillerman, who served as executive editor in the early 1950s.[2]

The New Mexican built a new 65,000 sq. ft. production building in November 2004. The first Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper produced off the new KBA Comet press on November 1, 2004. The production plant is located at One New Mexican Plaza in Santa Fe.

On May 20, 2011, The New Mexican purchased the assets of the Santa Fe Thrifty Nickel and took over ownership of the publication. The Thrifty Nickel publishes every Thursday for Northern New Mexico.

On March 29, 2012 it was announced that The New Mexican had won first place in the color division of the Inland Press Association's Print Contest. There are over 1,200 newspapers in the IPA group. The New Mexican won the black and white division in 2011.

The New Mexican is one of 26 New York Times national printing sites.[3] The New Mexican is the largest commercial printer in New Mexico, printing a multitude of newspapers and other products. These are delivered throughout New Mexico and other states.

The New Mexican was named 2015 Daily Newspaper of the Year (Circulation under 30,000 category) by the Local Media Association, a national organization of television, newspaper and radio companies.[4] The New Mexican was cited for "detailed reporting, evocative writing and strong photography that give a powerful sense of place to its coverage,” by judges from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York.


New Mexican prices are: daily Mon-Thur (except Thanksgiving Day) & Sat $2, Fri & Sun./Thanksgiving Day $3. May be higher outside Santa Fe and adjacent counties.

Other papers

The Santa Fe New Mexican also owns the Taos News.

See also


  1. ^ La Farge, Oliver (1959). Santa Fe : the autobiography of a southwestern town. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma. p. v.
  2. ^ "Tony Hillerman: An Open Book". 2015-09-15. Retrieved 2018-02-16.
  3. ^ Van Syckle, Katie (August 5, 2018). "How You Got Your Paper Today". The New York Times. p. A2. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  4. ^ "Newspaper of the Year / General Excellence". Local Media Association. November 2015. Archived from the original on 2016-01-25.