Entries Tagged as 'Education'

Another Year, Another Press Freedom Incident at CNM

February 27th, 2014 · No Comments · Education, journalism, labor

By Denise Tessier It’s been almost a year since the last incident. And now, we have reports of another misstep by Central New Mexico Community College with regard to its school newspaper, the CNM Chronicle, and student freedom of the press. Kudos to the Albuquerque Journal for covering it. Last year, CNM pulled copies of […]

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On the Education Front: Moving Front and Center, But Wounded From the Fight

February 17th, 2014 · No Comments · Education, NM Legislature

By Denise Tessier Education policy got the play it deserved in the Sunday morning Journal, at the top of the front page. “Education policy in focus at Roundhouse” no doubt was pushed over the top in terms of placement by the newsworthy coming together outside the Capitol Roundhouse of several hundred teachers and parents demonstrating […]

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A Question of Institutional Intellect

January 21st, 2014 · 1 Comment · economy, Education, journalism, labor, Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Sometimes I feel like Pavlov’s dog. Because editors at the Albuquerque Journal regularly substitute political for journalistic decisions, they’ve trained me to salivate at the prospect of identifying the paper’s barely disguised editorial agenda in the news columns. And as you know, I find it and bark. However, on looking away from […]

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On the ALEC Front: A Review – With an Eye Toward 2014

January 6th, 2014 · 1 Comment · campaign finance reform, Education, energy policy, environment, NM Legislature, regulation, tax policy, voting rights

By Denise Tessier In 2013, more light than previously before was shined on the secretive yet highly influential 40-year-old corporatist lobbying organization known as the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). That light came mostly from blogs, alternative media, journalist Bill Moyers and the British-owned Guardian newspaper, rather than by so-called “mainstream” news. The Albuquerque Journal […]

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The Amazing Congruence

November 20th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Education, energy policy, environment, journalism, labor, regulation

By Arthur Alpert I hope you read the latest post from my colleague, Denise Tessier. Focusing on an Americans for Prosperity essay targeting subsidies for wind power and a rebuttal letter to the Editor from a Las Cruces reader, she decried an unsavory Journal practice: “As we’ve often pointed out here at ABQJournalWatch,” Denise wrote, […]

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Getting an Education of His Own

November 13th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Education, journalism, Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Albuquerque Public School Superintendent Winston Brooks got a three-day suspension from the school board for broadcasting inappropriate comments on Twitter last week, but that didn’t suspend publication of his monthly column from the Albuquerque Journal’s Education section this week. Brooks’ suspension, announced Friday, took effect Monday (Nov. 11) and ran three days, […]

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What If Someone New Took the Journal Helm?

November 1st, 2013 · 7 Comments · economy, Education, energy policy, Fact Check, journalism

By Denise Tessier Here’s a thought: What if Alan Webber, who’s just announced he’s running for the Democratic nomination for governor, ran the Albuquerque Journal? Whether he was to take the helm of state administration or of the state’s leading newspaper, I submit the effect on New Mexico could be comparably profound. To be clear, […]

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After Being Demonized, Maybe Teachers Deserve Note for Their Restraint

October 27th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Education, journalism, Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Teachers acknowledge they are frustrated, even angry, but was the Journal expecting them to get violent? The Albuquerque Journal’s headline on its story about this week’s teacher protest rally subtly left that impression: Spirited, but peaceful (in large type) Hundreds protest new teacher evaluation system, student testing The headline was factual, and […]

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‘Media Buy the People’ – The Media Literacy Legacy of Bob McCannon

September 22nd, 2013 · 2 Comments · Education, journalism, role of government

By Denise Tessier Media reform is key, no matter what your issue. – Bob McCannon, New Mexico Media Literacy Project Recently, the Albuquerque Journal announced the death of Robert L. “Bob” McCannon, retired Albuquerque Academy teacher and coach who founded the New Mexico Media Literacy Project. McCannon’s legacy is his creation of a whole course […]

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Identity Problem

July 24th, 2013 · 4 Comments · economy, Education, environment, journalism

By Arthur Alpert A couple of weeks ago, business reporter Winthrop Quigley used his UpFront column in the Albuquerque Journal to remind us the state is mired in poverty, to suggest many leaders are losing heart and to wonder if we New Mexicans even know who we are. He concluded: “Until we understand who we […]

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