Entries from December 21st, 2009

Seasons Greetings!

December 21st, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

To Our Loyal Readers: As the holiday season approaches, we at ABQJournalWatch.com would like to take the time to say thank you for visiting our site throughout the past year. The Clearly Team has enjoyed providing analysis and commentary regarding the Albuquerque Journal. ABQJournalWatch will be taking a holiday hiatus until Jan. 4. To you […]

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The Journal: Hooker and John Pictures Next?

December 18th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann My colleague Denise and I have written before about some of the more questionable tactics the Journal has taken in their (certainly understandable) quest to stay in business. Let me say that today’s appearance of the new “advertising” supplement “Most Wanted Property Crime Offenders” falls into that questionable category. In an interview […]

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Atoning for Climate-Gate

December 18th, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Before we take a two-week hiatus for the holidays, I’d like to commend the Albuquerque Journal for recently publishing articles that atone somewhat for its running – just before the Copenhagen summit – the alleged climate change exposé now known as “Climate-Gate”. Last month, the Journal was among more than 325 American […]

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Hinky Headline

December 18th, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann Usually it’s my colleague Arthur Alpert who spots the often curious ways the Journal edits its wire copy stories. But I wanted to jump in and say something about the headline on an Associated Press story on immigration that appeared in Wednesday’s Albuquerque Journal. “Legalize Illegals, Lawmakers Say,” read the Journal-written headline […]

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Incompetence…or Ideology?

December 17th, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert This morning’s Albuquerque Journal featured a journalistic mess on the front page, below the fold. This mess conflated two distinct issues. The headline, “Public Option Dead in Senate,” and story effectively merged the health reform plan the Senate is debating with a single-payer plan. Single-payer is what the Obama Administration shoved off […]

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Journal Educates No One With Meaningless Info Dump

December 16th, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann Here we go again. On Tuesday, the Albuquerque Journal ran last year’s elementary student proficiency test scores, broken down by classroom teacher name. The Journal ran a short story in its print edition that day and then published all of the actual numbers onABQJournal.com. This is the second time the Journal has […]

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A New Way For Newspaper Obits?

December 16th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Knowing I subscribe to the Journal, a family member recently called to ask if I would look on the obituary page for the name of a friend whom she heard had just passed away. It was a Sunday, generally the day with the greatest number of such tributes. I looked on the […]

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Wow. Just, Wow.

December 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann I would be negligent if I did not point out the excellent story “These Are Not Statistics,” a page one piece by Journal reporter Lloyd Jojola about the death of a 43-year-old homeless woman on an Albuquerque street in early October (subscription required). Iva Rae Coriz was murdered – shot three times […]

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The Sin of Omission

December 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert My last post here noted the Albuquerque Journal didn’t carry a story on last week’s surprising drop in unemployment. On Friday, Dec. 11, the Journal ignored a story that raises new questions about the Bush Administration’s conduct of its war on Iraq. From the NYT story: “Private security guards from Blackwater Worldwide […]

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Why Read A Local Newspaper? Here's Why

December 11th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann Why would anyone want to pick up a local newspaper anymore? Thanks to the Internet, people no longer have to rely on their local paper for national news. Or to get the television and movie listings, or celebrity gossip, or the want ads, or the weather. So what can local newspapers still […]

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