Entries from November 20th, 2013

The Amazing Congruence

November 20th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Education, energy policy, environment, journalism, labor, regulation

By Arthur Alpert I hope you read the latest post from my colleague, Denise Tessier. Focusing on an Americans for Prosperity essay targeting subsidies for wind power and a rebuttal letter to the Editor from a Las Cruces reader, she decried an unsavory Journal practice: “As we’ve often pointed out here at ABQJournalWatch,” Denise wrote, […]

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Letter Writer Fills in Gaps Left by Oil and Gas Promoter

November 19th, 2013 · No Comments · energy policy, journalism, Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier “Let wind energy tax breaks expire” was the headline on a column that ran on the Albuquerque Journal Op-Ed page Nov. 6, written by the New Mexico director of Americans for Prosperity. An astute reader in Las Cruces challenged the article, and did so by writing a letter to the editor. In […]

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Heather Wilson Gets the Last Word

November 18th, 2013 · No Comments · open government, Uncategorized, Washington

By Denise Tessier The Albuquerque Journal was generous in giving one-time New Mexico congresswoman Heather Wilson a forum to explain further her $10,000-a-month contract from Sandia National Laboratories, a lucrative deal in which money started accruing to Wilson the day after she left office. Wilson was given a good part of the Nov. 11 Journal […]

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Getting an Education of His Own

November 13th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Education, journalism, Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Albuquerque Public School Superintendent Winston Brooks got a three-day suspension from the school board for broadcasting inappropriate comments on Twitter last week, but that didn’t suspend publication of his monthly column from the Albuquerque Journal’s Education section this week. Brooks’ suspension, announced Friday, took effect Monday (Nov. 11) and ran three days, […]

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Non-journalistic Criteria Drive Climate Change Coverage

November 7th, 2013 · 2 Comments · energy policy, environment, Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert What if someone new took the helm at the Albuquerque Journal? My colleague Denise Tessier posed that question here Nov. 1 and I have been unable to escape it since, mostly because answers insist on springing, unbidden, to mind. If, for example, a professional journalist steered that ship, rather than the political […]

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What If Someone New Took the Journal Helm?

November 1st, 2013 · 7 Comments · economy, Education, energy policy, Fact Check, journalism

By Denise Tessier Here’s a thought: What if Alan Webber, who’s just announced he’s running for the Democratic nomination for governor, ran the Albuquerque Journal? Whether he was to take the helm of state administration or of the state’s leading newspaper, I submit the effect on New Mexico could be comparably profound. To be clear, […]

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