Entries Tagged as 'journalism'

Partisanship Is Not the Problem

November 4th, 2016 · 3 Comments · journalism

By Arthur Alpert  I know what you are thinking. You saw the Albuquerque Journal Wednesday, Nov. 2, the issue featuring all-Hillary’s emails–all-the-time, and you figure the Journal is in the GOP’s corner. And you have other evidence. Like the previous day’s imaginative headline, “FBI inquiry into Clinton emails becomes key” over an AP story on […]

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Speculations on the Journal’s Psyche

October 18th, 2016 · 1 Comment · journalism

By Arthur Alpert I don’t pick up the Wall Street Journal regularly and cannot defeat its online pay wall, but I glommed an Embassy Suites free-to-guests issue at the Foundation for Open Government luncheon Wednesday, Oct. 5, took it home and read it cover-to-cover. How refreshing! The news pages were crisply written and I never […]

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Like the Pot Calling the Kettle Black: Albuquerque Journal takes on “media bias”

October 6th, 2016 · No Comments · Fact Check, journalism

By Arthur Alpert It boggles the mind. Did you see it? I refer to the headline, “Charges of media bias have merit” atop an essay the editors at the Albuquerque Journal ran on the editorial page, prominently on the editorial page Sunday, Oct. 2. The Albuquerque Journal charging bias! Talk about the pot calling the […]

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The Facebook Data Center Story: Is it really a “Big Win” for New Mexico?

September 22nd, 2016 · 3 Comments · corporate welfare, economy, journalism

By Arthur Alpert As a citizen who has read the Albuquerque Journal’s reporting and editorializing on Facebook’s decision to build a data center in Los Lunas, I am skeptical. I suspect New Mexico’s embrace of that deal will end badly. But it’s a complex arrangement and there are some unanswered questions, so I’ll try to […]

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The Journal’s Trump Problem

September 1st, 2016 · No Comments · journalism

By Arthur Alpert We’ve already done three performances of “Electoral Dysfunctions”, eight short plays on political themes at the new Vortex on Carlisle, with two more weekends to go, but I’m feeling pretty good about my role. I wrote and perform –in a Trumpian wig – an introduction to the show that Sunday’s audience, bless […]

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Diversion

August 21st, 2016 · 3 Comments · journalism

By Arthur Alpert A thousand years ago when I was young, the Arts and Entertainment editor at my Big Apple newspaper sent me to review a Lenny Bruce show in Greenwich Village. Bruce wasn’t funny at all. What I didn’t know at the time was that he was on his last legs, succumbing to drugs […]

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Let No Journalistic Malfeasance Go Unremarked

August 8th, 2016 · 1 Comment · journalism

By Arthur Alpert So where do I start? That’s the question whenever I sit down at the iMac because every issue of the Albuquerque Journal begs for corrective action and ideally we should let no journalistic malfeasance go unremarked. Where do I start and (given that my time and energy are finite), which issues do […]

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Koch Brothers Watch: The Journal did it again and then ran a puzzling correction

July 24th, 2016 · 1 Comment · climate change, journalism, Koch brothers, Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Sometimes I just don’t understand. Perhaps you can explain what just happened. My editor had hardly finished posting my last essay, with its reference to the Albuquerque Journal’s refusal to identify the Koch brothers’ essays it regularly publishes as Koch brothers’ essays, when the daily’s editors did it again! They obfuscated the […]

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The Journal and the Web of Climate Change Denial

July 18th, 2016 · 2 Comments · climate change, energy policy, Fact Check, journalism, Koch brothers

By Arthur Alpert Years ago back East, I taught journalism as an adjunct professor at colleges and a university. If I were to do it again, say at UNM, I’d insist my students read the Albuquerque Journal. To pick up tips from some excellent reporters and columnists, yes, but mostly to learn from the editors […]

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How to Report Business News: The Pharmaceutical Industry

July 5th, 2016 · 2 Comments · business coverage, journalism, regulation, role of government

By Arthur Alpert I was not born ancient. First I was a child, an American boy of the New York City variety, caught up in the great debate of my times – was Mays, Mantle or Snider the best center fielder ever – and lesser but still crucial sports topics. So naturally, I tackled the […]

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