Entries from April 25th, 2011

Stay tuned, we’ll be right back

April 25th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

ABQJournalWatch will be back soon with more of the content you’ve come to expect — stories that fairly and critically examine how New Mexico’s largest daily newspaper presents news and opinion to the public. And don’t be surprised to see some new voices and views on AJW. So don’t go away!

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Alms for the Rich

April 12th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert That bill putting some light on the process by which insurance companies (like Blue Cross Blue Shield) raise rates is law, thanks to Governor Martinez’s signature. Before that happened, however, the Albuquerque Journal published a professional, useful, funny and revealing story. Let’s enjoy and parse Deborah Baker’s April 7 account of dueling […]

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Journal Should Come Clean About Guest Writer's Identities

April 11th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann We at Journal Watch have written many times about the Journal’s failure to completely and fairly identify authors of guest opinion pieces printed on the paper’s editorial page. Why is this important? Because failing to disclose key facts about the writer and her or her associations deprives readers of information they need […]

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In Kirtland Spill, The Journal Learns the Limits of the Martinez Administration's Pledge for Transparency

April 7th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann An editorial in the Sunday Journal made it official: the Journal has finally discovered the limits of our new Governor’s pledge to bring unprecedented transparency to the state’s top office: (Read “Keep Data Flowing on Water Contamination”). Here’s the background: For months, Journal reporters have been trying to nail down the details […]

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Journal Inexplicably Supports Gov's Risky Gamble on Unemployment Fund

April 6th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann I’m still not quite sure how they did it. But somehow, yesterday (April 5), the Journal editors managed to craft an editorial that supports Gov. Susana’s Martinez’s risky plan to veto a moderate increase in the amount New Mexico employers pay to the unemployment fund – in the face of the very […]

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A Story Clearly Worth Covering

April 5th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier This post might appear superfluous to regular readers of ABQJournalWatch.com’s sister site, Clearly New Mexico (a portal to which is carried in a box on the lower right side of this page). But for those who are not regular readers of Clearly, I’d like to point out a recent post worthy of […]

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Journal Slips Up: Contrary Idea Gets Out

April 4th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert In the spirit of public service, I hereby alert the Albuquerque Journal’s bosses to a flaw in their system. They’ve failed to monitor the regular, syndicated “Money & Markets” page (or monitor it with sufficient rigor) to edit out unacceptable content. So ideas apt to raise questions about our system are getting […]

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