Entries from January 28th, 2010

What The Hell Is A Spadea, Anyway?

January 28th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann Are you annoyed by the little couches dancing across the front of your Albuquerque Journal? Or by tiny skiers schussing through the “snow” on the bottom of the sports page? From what I’ve observed, old school journalists and long-time readers alike really hate those front-page strip advertisements – they are annoying and […]

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Who Will Cry for Charter Bank?

January 27th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Win Quigley has done it again. Answered my questions, that is. From reading Albuquerque Journal stories about Charter Bank over the years, I had the impression it was one of the better-run financial institutions, a bank that actually served the New Mexico community. On Tuesday, Quigley weighed in with “Charter: A Case of […]

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Playing Fair With The Rail Runnner

January 26th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann Useful information…not rhetoric. That’s what the two stories about the New Mexico Rail Runner in the Jan. 24 edition of the Albuquerque Journal contained. The stories came in the wake of the Rio Metro Regional Transit District’s announcement that it will have to end weekend service if the state doesn’t come up […]

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Sometimes a Simple Explanation Will Do

January 25th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Frames of reference help us understand what we’re seeing until they freeze up, becoming blinders. I use partisanship as a prism for much of what happens at the Albuquerque Journal, but there’s a simpler explanation for many errors – poor journalistic practice. Take the Journal’s Friday, Jan. 22, issue. Editors chose to […]

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The Journal Belongs To History

January 22nd, 2010 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert The Albuquerque Journal belongs to history. Thanks to Richard Perez of the N. Y. Times for reminding me of that toward the end of his Jan. 17 story on new sources of news: “For generations, owners who have little or no need to answer to shareholders have famously used their newspapers to […]

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Cocky Is As Cocky Does

January 21st, 2010 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann Okay, so the Albuquerque Journal is a newspaper and newspapers have editorial pages, where the ownership of the paper traditionally gets to express its undiluted opinion. I get that. So, I realize that it is the Journal’s perfect right to publish an editorial today (subscription required) that amounted to a mocking, scolding […]

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The Mayor's Ball, Again

January 21st, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann Mayor Martin Chavez is long gone, but the bills from his Mayor’s Charity Ball remain, according to a story today on KOB.com. From the story: An Albuquerque caterer says she got stiffed on a $15,000 bill at the annual Mayor’s Ball, which was held at the Albuquerque Rio Grande Zoo last July. […]

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Off on the Wrong Foot

January 20th, 2010 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Other than familiarity with his famous father’s name, Pete Domenici Jr. is relatively unknown to the public. So for many,  their first introduction to the son of New Mexico’s long-time U.S. Senator is news reports calling him an “environmental lawyer.” That’s exactly how he’s described in the Albuquerque Journal’s story Monday, Jan. […]

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Business Trumping Environment

January 19th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier As my colleague Tracy casually mentioned in her post Saturday, we’ve seen a lot of a Terri Cole’s smiling thumb-sized photo in the Albuquerque Journal these days. One that struck me recently ran at the top of the Business section Tuesday, Jan. 12, alongside the headline “CofC Opposes Stricter Emissions Caps.” Initially, […]

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"A Breadth of Coverage Unmatched By Any Another Media" (UPDATED)

January 16th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann I think you have to read the print version of the Journal to see the house ad that appeared Friday regarding the paper’s planned coverage of the state legislative session that begins Jan. 19. So I’ll go ahead and quote liberally from it: What happens in Santa Fe affects you.  The Albuquerque […]

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