Entries from August 30th, 2013

Society Pages: About To Make a Comeback?

August 30th, 2013 · No Comments · journalism

By Denise Tessier “Old” Mexico in many ways is reminiscent of the United States in the 1950s and 1960s  – Coca Cola is made with real sugar, people still burn their weeds and grass, children ride bikes and play in the street past dusk in most small towns, and even residents of small cities have […]

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Samuelson’s Fables

August 27th, 2013 · 2 Comments · economy, financial coverage, journalism, role of government, tax policy

By Arthur Alpert Henny Penny, hit by a stray acorn, assumed the sky was falling and raced around spreading hysteria in the barnyard. It’s a folktale about a deluded fowl scaring the bejeebers out of the community. The obvious moral is, watch out for idiots flapping wings. Or jaws. The Albuquerque Journal’s favorite economics reporter, […]

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Balancing Act

August 23rd, 2013 · 1 Comment · economy, immigration, role of government, Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert How ridiculous is journalistic balance? Well, back in my TV days, we would conjure up a documentary on air pollution; the first half would explain scientifically how it poisons living things while the other 50 percent argued that dirty air is good for us. Hey, it was perfectly balanced. Balance has lots […]

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ALEC Is in New Mexico, But Only Marginally in the Albuquerque Journal

August 21st, 2013 · 2 Comments · NM Legislature, open government

By Denise Tessier Because the Albuquerque Journal has the resources – a team of investigative reporters and excellent politics and government reporters – I have been waiting for the state’s leading daily to produce a story explaining how many, if any, of New Mexico’s legislators are under the influence of the American Legislative Exchange Council. […]

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The Secret Tamaya Meeting: A National Story in the Making?

August 9th, 2013 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier As mentioned in a previous post, Susana Martinez meeting secretly with two of the GOP’s top national leaders was a story that warranted Page One, but was buried in the Albuquerque Journal. The Tamaya Resort secret meeting story was worthy of A1 not only because of the two prominent GOP names, including […]

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Washington Post Sale Prompts Question About Another Family-Owned Newspaper

August 9th, 2013 · 1 Comment · journalism, Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier “In one fell swoop, the era of family owned newspapers seemed to end while the new era — in which billionaire tech moguls jump on print properties for a relative pittance — seemed more certain than ever. ” – Dylan Byers, Politico That’s just one of the comments chronicled in this reaction […]

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Fair Warning: Obamacare ‘PR Wars’ Commence

August 8th, 2013 · 2 Comments · health care reform

By Denise Tessier At least Albuquerque Journal readers were warned. “Obamacare duel erupts into intense public-relations war,” was the headline on a small story at the page bottom in the Sunday Dimension section; its sub-head: “Pro and con groups prepare to launch major campaigns.” The very next day (Aug. 5) readers were hit with part […]

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Weiner 67, McDonnell 0

August 5th, 2013 · 1 Comment · journalism

By Arthur Alpert I hope you are as pumped as I am about the Albuquerque Journal’s improvements; you can read the newspaper’s website on computers, tablets and smart phones and add apps for the digital version of the paper and breaking news. Now you have several nifty ways to search for stories that aren’t there. […]

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‘Burying’ the Death Spiral of the American Dream

August 1st, 2013 · No Comments · economy, journalism, Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier On a slower news day, this story might have been – should have been – on the front page of the Albuquerque Journal: Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and […]

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