Entries from July 31st, 2009

Letters to the Editor Explained

July 31st, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Readers have been asking us questions about Journal Letters to the Editor, with queries like: Why so many anti-Obama letters on Wednesday? Doesn’t anyone have a different opinion? And these questions from two regular comment-posters: From Ms Chris: What is the procedure for choosing which letters to the editor to print? Are […]

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Why isn't the Journal covering the Bode allegations?

July 30th, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann It’s been several days now since the online news outlet, the New Mexico Independent, published a story containing explosive charges against three-term Mayor Martin Chavez and certain members of his staff in connection with a federal lawsuit filed by city aviation contractor John Bode. According to the article, written by NMI senior […]

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Win Some, Lose Some

July 29th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann I apologize for weighing in late on this – I was on vacation last week. But when I got back I noticed that the local debate over the important issue of health care reform had heated up quite a bit while I was gone. My colleague Denise commented on the Journal’s flurry […]

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Who's in on the Secret?

July 27th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Am I the only one confused about the “secrecy issue” raised by the UpFront column in the July 22 Journal (and subsequent editorial Saturday, July 25) about medical marijuana? Each article criticizes the state Health Department’s decision to “keep secret” the names of nonprofit growers and the people associated with them. The […]

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Cutline Clarity

July 27th, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann I wrote last week about an interesting correction regarding a cutline that ran with picture accompanying a July 5 guest editorial by state Republican Party chairman Harvey Yates, Jr. that contained scathing criticism of Lt. Gov. Diane Denish. The point of the Journal’s correction was to clarify that the cutline, which also […]

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Misplaced Apostrophe

July 27th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann Maybe we’re just a little sensitive about this, but a headline for a Journal editorial from July 22 contains a misplaced apostrophe that may or may not change the meaning of the piece. “State Needs to Step Up Nonprofits’ Oversight” is the title of an editorial on Empowering Our Communities, a Sandoval […]

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Why Were Most Journal Readers Deprived of Jadrnak Health Care Column?

July 22nd, 2009 · 5 Comments · health care reform

By Denise Tessier In writing Tuesday’s post about the Journal’s coverage of health care reform, Jackie Jadrnak was the health beat reporter I had in mind in saying other voices were needed in the debate. Turns out, Jadrnak had an “UpFront” column of her own on July 19, the day the Sunday Journal was heavy […]

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Tracking the Journal's Coverage of Health Care Reform

July 22nd, 2009 · No Comments · health care reform

By Denise Tessier Reading the Albuquerque Journal’s coverage over the last five days, one might think Arthur Alpert’s New Mexico Independent column Friday (July 17) lamenting the dearth of local-angle stories on health insurance/access/care had sparked an actual response on the part of the state’s largest daily. But it’s clear from the plethora of stories […]

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The Curious Case of the Cutline Correction

July 20th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann The Albuquerque Journal ran an intriguing correction in the July 15 edition of the newspaper relating to a guest editorial that was published 10 days earlier (New Mexico Needs Someone Who Will Speak Up; Denish Hasn’t – July 5, 2009). In the For The Record section of the July 15 edition, the […]

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Too Cozy for Comfort

July 13th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann My colleague Denise Tessier writes about the new partnership between the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce and the Albuquerque Journal today and calls it “a little cozy.” I’ll say.  The chamber bought two full pages in the Journal‘s A1 section and filled them full of glowing copy about events and awards and […]

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