Entries from June 28th, 2013

A Critical Look at ‘Pandora’s Promise’

June 28th, 2013 · 2 Comments · energy policy, environment

By Denise Tessier I’d like to digress from local media criticism to expand on a link  I placed in my June 14 post, which directed readers to a New York Times blog discussing the pro-nuclear energy film, “Pandora’s Promise.” I had included the link because it gave credence to the notion that despite Fukushima and […]

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Putting Environment on the Front Page

June 21st, 2013 · 1 Comment · energy policy, environment

By Denise Tessier Having critiqued the Albuquerque Journal for lagging behind other media in coverage of local environmental stories, it’s only fair to take note of Journal stories this week that in one case emerged in front of other media, and in all cases were given prominence by placement on the front page. The first […]

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Journal “Making Do” Without an Environment Writer

June 14th, 2013 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier In this case, it was better late than never. And admittedly, once it ran, it was a good story, given full play at the top of the front page on the week’s highest circulation day, spilling over onto a near-full page inside. But the Journal was behind other local media in running […]

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Some Context, Please

June 10th, 2013 · No Comments · economy, tax policy

By Arthur Alpert Oh, gosh. I was hoping objectivity was dead but no, the monster rages still and still destroys journalism. Case in point- a horrible Saturday, June 8 Albuquerque Journal story headlined: “Pearce Warns of Economic Failure” James Monteleone’s account of Rep. Steve Pearce’s comments to the Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce ran on page […]

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March Against Monsanto Gets Short Shrift

June 7th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier When a reported 2 million people participated worldwide in the “March Against Monsanto” last month, the Albuquerque Journal ran an Associated Press story along the fold line of an inside page in the B section. One could excuse the Journal for keeping this massive event off the front page that particular day […]

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Another Casualty in Journalism’s Digital Age

June 6th, 2013 · 3 Comments · journalism

By Denise Tessier While the news that the Chicago Sun-Times has fired its entire photo staff – all 28 of them – isn’t general enough to make the slim pages of daily newspapers like the Albuquerque Journal, it’s huge to those of us who’ve worked in the news business. And it’s a prominent dark mark […]

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