The UNM Department of Student Publications supports students who participate in and learn from the opportunities offered in its publications. The department provides an environment and the professional resources to ensure an optimal learning experience as an adjunct to formal classroom instruction. The primary objective is to build a broad base of student writers, editors, photographers, designers and advertising professionals for the future.
The New Mexico Daily Lobo has served as the independent newspaper at the University of New Mexico since 1895. The Daily Lobo staff consists of about 100 students who work in advertising, accounting, news, Web operations and production. Students produce the newspaper daily Monday thru Friday during the fall and spring semesters and weekly during summer school.
The Daily Lobo is an award-winning publication. Staff members have been recognized by a variety of national and regional competitions, including those sponsored by the Associated of Collegiate Press, College Newspaper Business and Advertising Managers, Associated Press and the New Mexico Press Association. In May of 2006 the Daily Lobo won Best in Show in its class by the Associated Press.
The Lobo Web site has won numerous accolades, including a runner-up Eppy from Editor and Publisher in 2000, and the NMPA EH Shaffer Award for best Web site among New Mexico Daily newspapers and first prize for Web design in the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Media Association Best if Newspapers competition.