Entries from November 29th, 2009

Drug Policy Conference Gets Short Shrift

November 29th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier This past month, more than 1,000 people from nearly every state in the union and a number of foreign countries gathered– in Albuquerque — for a conference devoted to reforming American drug use policy. Did the Albuquerque Journal give it – as I asked in a previous post – the coverage it […]

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Will The Journal Play Catch With Public Safety Spokesman Wilham?

November 24th, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann No one ever leaves newspaper journalism for a lower-paying job. That would be,  by definition, almost impossible. Newspaper reporters just don’t make much. Especially ones at the Albuquerque Journal. That’s what makes it so understandable when reporters bolt longtime newspaper careers for higher-paying government or public relations jobs. The big salary reveal […]

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Drug Card Announcements a Gratuitous Overdose of Information

November 20th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier “It’s free, available to every New Mexican and just might save you money on your prescription drugs.” That’s the lead paragraph of a clear, engaging news story that appeared prominently at the top of the Metro & NM Section on A6 of the Nov. 2 Albuquerque Journal. The story written by Rivkela […]

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New RSS Feed

November 20th, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Hi Folks, We’ve done some switching around and we have a new RSS feed. Please click the RSS button at the top to reset your feed. Thanks!

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ABQJournal.com: Disinterest and Denial

November 19th, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann My piece on the Journal’s pay wall a few weeks ago prompted such great comments and tips, I felt compelled to follow up with a post examining the Journal’s website in general. Because it’s not just the pay wall that frustrates would-be readers of ABQJournal.com. Readers criticize the site’s cluttered design and […]

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Yale Climate Media Forum: I Heart John Fleck

November 12th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann It’s a little early for Valentine’s Day – and I’m a little late with this post – but I wanted to call attention to the consistently good writing done by Albuquerque Journal science reporter John Fleck. Fleck, who covers science, climate change and water issues and blogs here for the paper (subscription […]

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Journal Pavilion: When Name Dropping Is a Good Thing

November 11th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier When 2009 passes into history, we will be able to say goodbye, too, to the words “Journal Pavilion .” A few journalists at the state’s leading newspaper might even be saying good riddance after this week’s announcement that the Journal is letting its naming rights at the venue expire at the end of the […]

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Another Opportunity Missed

November 9th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Well aware that it’s operating with a skeleton staff, I held out little hope the Albuquerque Journal would send a reporter to cover the “Mexico in a Nutshell” speech by Carlos Fuentes the day before Halloween. As expected, the state’s largest daily did not provide reportage from the lecture that drew nearly […]

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Journal Skips the Scarantino Train

November 5th, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann The blogosphere and traditional media have been all atwitter today about a report posted by the New Mexico Watchdog website that supposedly shows how Lt. Gov. Diane Denish improperly spent $225,000 of federal stimulus money back in 2003 and 2004. From the report, here’s the money quote (or “nut graf,” for all […]

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The Journal's Pay Wall of Pain

November 4th, 2009 · 16 Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann One of the most frequent complaints I hear about the Journal doesn’t concern the paper’s content at all. It’s about the paper’s pay wall – or the insistence that online readers who don’t subscribe to the print edition must pay a subscription fee for unfettered access to online content. When the Journal […]

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