Entries from December 21st, 2010

Enjoy The Holiday Season!

December 21st, 2010 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

To All Our Journal Watch and Clearly New Mexico Readers: Thank you so much for your loyalty throughout the year! We hope you enjoy the holidays – both of our blogs will be on hiatus through the New Year. Cherish the season…and see you in 2011!

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Another Look at Those West Mesa Murder Photos

December 17th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann Exactly one week ago I blasted the Albuquerque Journal for running pictures of unconscious and possibly dead women on the front page. The paper explained – but not very well – that it published the pictures because the women may have had something to do with the 11 bodies and one fetus […]

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Deflect and Cover

December 16th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert The Albuquerque Journal’s political strategy on the Republican-Obama tax deal has now come into focus. Briefly, the newspaper is using its so-called news pages to promote the GOP establishment agenda – passage. And, to that end, the Journal wants to deflect attention from what the deal makes clear. Specifically, that GOP (and […]

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In Defense of Student Journalism – With No Help From the Journal

December 15th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Describing itself as passionately in support of a free press, Albuquerque Press Women on Monday hosted a forum that ended up being a passionate discussion about the fine line between high school press freedom and a Supreme Court decision that gives school officials permission to censor school papers as they see fit. […]

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Deficit Switcheroo

December 13th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Maybe it’s because I’m still doing my bit in that holiday fable, “White Christmas” at ALT, or maybe it’s the season. But I continue to feel kindly toward my fellow humans – including the top editors at the Albuquerque Journal. What a hard road they travel daily! Most newspaper editors look at […]

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Publishing Those Pictures Crossed the Line

December 10th, 2010 · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

Tracy Dingmann I have just a couple of things to say about the pictures the Journal published today on the front page of unconscious or possibly dead women who may or may not be linked to the West Mesa Murders. First, let me say that from the instant the West Mesa bodies were discovered back […]

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Was It Modesty?

December 9th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert In this holiday season, I bring you tidings of joy! Specifically, I jingle my bells to point out a virtue of the Albuquerque Journal – its modesty or the disinclination to call attention to itself. Look for yourself. It’s in a three-paragraph “Around the Nation” item Thursday, Dec. 9, A3, datelined Washington. […]

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Inflammatory “Illegal Immigrant Superhighway” Headline Doesn’t Match The Story

December 8th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann An illegal immigrant superhighway? That’s what a headline on a Dec. 5 Journal news story said the federal government would create if it approves a plan to designate 259,000 acres of Dona Ana land as wilderness and an additional 100,000 acres as a national conservation area. The story, headlined “Inviting Trouble? Critics […]

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Accountability vs Premature Adulation

December 7th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann In an editorial today, the Albuquerque Journal took baby steps toward actually holding Gov. Elect Susana Martinez responsible for the big job ahead of her. The Dec. 7 editorial, called “Martinez Has Familiar Choice: Govern or Run,” acknowledges the national attention Martinez is getting from the national media following her election as […]

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One Step Forward (APS Condom Protest); One Step Back (Ilana Gold)

December 2nd, 2010 · 7 Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann Kudos to the Journal and education reporter Hailey Heinz for tamping down the hysteria over a phantom “recommendation” that was supposedly going to be discussed at an APS subcommittee Wednesday. In a metro page story headlined “Parents Protest Condom Distribution,” Heinz writes rather tartly (for a news story, that is) about an […]

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