Entries Tagged as 'Dan McKay'

Journal Lets Focus of Coverage Be Led by GOP

July 9th, 2015 · 3 Comments · climate change, energy policy, environment, labor, regulation, role of government, Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier “Outside groups wrote sick leave bill” was the headline on the front page of the Albuquerque Journal Wednesday (July 8). Now, that’s a shocker. I’m sorry to say I’m resorting to sarcasm here. The Journal, which has yet to acknowledge – let alone publish anything of substance about the influence a truly […]

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The Journal’s Bad Habit of Politically Motivated Headlines

October 12th, 2014 · 3 Comments · journalism

By Arthur Alpert As I was musing the other day about my last post here, there came to mind, unbidden, a 1940s era radio show called “Can You Top This?” where comedians tried to out-funny each other. No matter how long I monitor the Albuquerque Journal, I’ll never find anything to top the arrogance, self-indulgence […]

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On the Anti-Abortion Front: A Review and Look Forward

January 10th, 2014 · 1 Comment · role of government

By Denise Tessier Valencia County Commissioners this week voted down a proposed ordinance that would have banned abortions in unincorporated parts of that county after 20 weeks of pregnancy. From Valencia County News-Bulletin reporter Julia M. Dendinger’s report that ran Thursday (Jan. 9) on the front page of its sister publication, the Albuquerque Journal: Chairman […]

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Minimum Wage Update: Comforting the Comfortable

February 25th, 2013 · 1 Comment · economy, journalism, labor, NM Legislature

By Arthur Alpert How do I love thee, oh minimum wage debate? Let me count the ways. Well, no, let me enumerate, instead, just two reasons for my passion. First, minimum wage disputes are, at bottom, about distribution of power in the hierarchy. And understanding that the world is vertical (authoritarian), not horizontal (democratic) underlies […]

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Hazy Headlines

June 1st, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Headlines only seem simple. In fact, they do a lot – identifying stories and, often, getting to their essence, sometimes persuading us to read, alerting us to the story’s relative importance, conveying excitement and entertaining, too. Headline writers accomplish all of that with three basic tools words, fonts and letter size – […]

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Politics and Church Tax Exemptions

April 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier One of the better features the Albuquerque Journal instituted in recent years, in my view, is the reporter’s “Politics Notebook” that appears with bylines by Sean Olson, Dan McKay, Dan Boyd or Michael Coleman. Similarly, during the legislative session, John Robertson’s daily “At the Roundhouse” blog, reprinted in the paper Journal, provided […]

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Pickles, Politics and the Journal Hip-Hop

April 22nd, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Rick Nathanson’s Journal feature on pickles yesterday had me salivating for the crunchy, sour treat found in excellent Jewish delis. Also, I found myself in a pickle – for the newspaper’s Wednesday, April 21 issue reminded me how fascinating the Journal remains despite management’s misuse of it. Take Dan McKay’s front-page story […]

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