Wheeler Cowperthwaite on Muck Rack

Wheeler Cowperthwaite

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Espanola, NM
Reporter, Rio Grande Sun
Covers:  courts, cops, corruption, fire, fire departments, jails

Journalist. Mensch. IPRA fiend. Reporter for the Rio Grande SUN in Española, riograndesun.com

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@WheelerReporter — 350 followers, 1,713 tweets

RT @AustinFisherSUN: @rgsun is seeking a sports writer/editor, in an area that's as passionate about basketball as Lawrence, Kansas  http://www.journalismjobs.com/job-listing/1635362 
RT @AustinFisherSUN: Española police chief allegedly withholding video that shows officers idling while emergency calls pile up. The lat… https://t.co/g309yVVCOc
@katybarnitz @_505atty @ABQJournal I'm just as worried about youthful offenders, because that includes all the first-degree crimes (rape, kidnapping) excepting 1st murder, and second-degree crimes like rape, murder and arson, where there's still amenability hearing @ end.
@_505atty @ABQJournal @katybarnitz New rules would automatically seal all juvenile court cases. That means no access to court records for children who could be charged as adults (that is, where an amenability hearing is held to determine if adult or juvenile sentence). In SF, Jacob & Irin Martinez. Niehmah Griego
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Awards

New Mexico Press Association

2014 - Series or Continuing Coverage
Second place in New Mexico Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest for Weekly Class I - Series or Continuing Coverage for the continuing coverage of "Man Implicates Politicians in Theft."

National Newspaper Association

2015 - Breaking News Photo
"Second Place, Best Breaking News Photo, Non-daily Division, circ. 10,000 or more. Entry Title: Instant Karma Takes Care of Recliner. Credit(s): Wheeler Cowperthwaite. Judges' Comments: "This photo illustrates the peril of throwing a lit cigarette out the window. But why would a man want to throw a stick onto his burning new recliner?""