Entries Tagged as 'Bill Richardson'

Where No Newspaper(s) Had Gone Before

February 12th, 2015 · 3 Comments · Congress, Mexico, role of government

By Denise Tessier Few in New Mexico likely noticed the obituary that ran in the Los Angeles Times this week (Feb. 9), but the tribute to former Times reporter Laurie Becklund is worth noting, both for her extraordinary contributions to international and domestic journalism but also for an unusual and pioneering connection to the Albuquerque […]

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Casual Insult Elicits Defense From Reporter’s Colleagues, Apology from Director of Think Tank

July 28th, 2014 · 2 Comments · journalism, state government, tax policy

By Denise Tessier Paid libertarian Paul Gessing set off a Twitter run of comments last week when he tweeted the question: What’s worse, the economic return on NM film industry or reporting on new study? The point of the tweet was to direct Twitter followers to Gessing’s essay “New Study confirms film subsidies are a […]

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The Right Fit: “News” Narrative Meets the Agenda

April 23rd, 2013 · 1 Comment · journalism, NM Legislature

By Arthur Alpert The pendulum never stops where it should. When I got into the news business, for example, the name of the game was “objectivity.” Of course that’s humanly impossible and you neuter yourself pursuing it. But the 1950s passion for “objectivity” was a swing of the pendulum back from the Front Page era […]

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Richardson "Terror" Group Link: Readers Needed to Turn the Page to Get the Whole Story

March 13th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert As I hope you’ve noticed, I rarely critique the rank-and-file at the Albuquerque Journal. Their work is generally professional and sometimes excellent. Management, not staff, insists on carrying the editorial agenda into the news pages. But that management vs. staff distinction isn’t perfect. Look at the Saturday, March 10 Journal, specifically the […]

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'Fanning the Flames’

April 4th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Like my colleague, Arthur Alpert, I too have been concerned the past week over the Albuquerque Journal’s partisan selectivity regarding stories about the escalating threats and violence that followed passage of historic health care reform. I’d like to piggyback on his accurate assessment because I don’t think the ugly craziness is going […]

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