Entries from June 28th, 2011

Defending the Messenger

June 28th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier A reader of ABQJournalWatch.com sent us a tip this week saying: It is truly the end of ethical journalism when rumors, conspiracy theories and misinformation posted by random people on the Internet are considered worthy of printing in the state’s largest newspaper. The reader was objecting to Albuquerque Journal reporter James Monteleone’s […]

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Rare Symmetry

June 21st, 2011 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Most of us by now have received forwarded emails about this upcoming calendar event: This year, July will have five Fridays, five Saturdays and five Sundays, an anomaly that reportedly occurs just once every 823 years. I can’t vouch for the report’s accuracy in terms of occurrence, but was reminded of it when […]

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Watch Those Words

June 13th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier It’s heartening to see when Albuquerque Journal readers are as sensitive to the meaning of words as journalists should be – and even more so when they take the time to point it out to the editors. The Journal apparently received a barrage of letters and comments after it used the word […]

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National vs. Local News – Slight Return

June 7th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Speaking of Journal Washington correspondent Michael Coleman: After my post “When the Local Daily Delivers National News ” I discussed the topic further with a reader, which prompted me to add here that Coleman’s presence in the nation’s capital – and in essence, the Journal’s presence in D.C. – is another argument […]

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Move Over, Rodney Dangerfield: Gary Johnson Gets No Respect

June 6th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier For Rodney Dangerfield, it was a punch line. Nowadays, Gary Johnson is the guy getting no respect – and it’s no joke. Back in April, when Journal Washington correspondent Michael Coleman reported on former Gov. Gary Johnson’s announcement he would run for president, Leslie Linthicum humorously theorized on the possibilities of a […]

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