From Heath Haussamen, NMPolitics.net’s editor and publisher:

As a journalist I have devoted much of my career to fighting government secrecy. I believe journalists should also be transparent about relationships that may affect or create the appearance of affecting their work. Here’s a disclosure I need to make:

State Rep. Bill McCamley has been a good friend since before I was a professional journalist. I can’t always avoid writing about him, and I’ll handle each situation on a case-by-case basis. I don’t believe journalists can be entirely objective – we’re human – and objectivity shouldn’t be the goal. Instead, I believe we should strive to treat everyone fairly.

NMPolitics.net aims to facilitate inclusive and bridge-building conversations. We won’t exclude McCamley from those conversations, but we’ll approach his involvement thoughtfully and openly. We will seek to include all voices in conversations, including those who are sometimes at odds with McCamley.

With this disclosure, I’m asking you to hold me to the standard I’ve set here – treating everyone fairly.

Read more about NMPolitics.net’s ethical guidelines.