Entries Tagged as 'Diane Denish'

‘Hotly Disputed,’ Outright Misleading: More on the Journal’s Anti-Planned Parenthood Campaign

March 24th, 2016 · 4 Comments · budget policy, civil rights, Congress, inequality, role of government, social safety net

By Denise Tessier After nearly a year’s hiatus from writing for ABQJournalWatch, I am compelled to add to the points my colleague Arthur Alpert made Tuesday in his post about the Journal’s anti-Planned Parenthood campaign. The impetus is Wednesday’s UpFront column – “100 years of fighting for reproductive rights”. At first, the front-page headline prompted […]

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Public Journal Bashing…and Other Bad News

January 16th, 2014 · 5 Comments · environment, journalism, NM Legislature

By Denise Tessier Albuquerque attorney and former city councilor Michael Cadigan took to facebook last week to announce that he has “finally taken the plunge” and dropped his subscription to the Albuquerque Journal. From his post: . . . As a news junkie, it was tough, but I finally cancelled my subscription to the Albuquerque […]

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The Albuquerque Journal ‘Needs To Change Its Tune’

January 14th, 2014 · No Comments · health care reform, journalism

By Denise Tessier I read with interest this morning’s column “New Mexico Needs To Change Its Tune,” by Albuquerque Journal business writer Winthrop Quigley. This link-line from the Journal’s web front page pulled me into the article: If a culture is defined by the words used to describe it, we need to find new words. […]

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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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The Devastating Loss of the New Mexico Independent

November 17th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier For New Mexico Independent reporter Trip Jennings, it had been a “roller coaster day”: “I learned this morning I’d won two awards,” he Tweeted. “A few hours later I learned I’d been laid off due to lack of money.” Earlier, NMI Editor Gwyneth Doland had sent out this message of her own: […]

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Better Late Than Never – Quigley's Column Poses Tough Economic Questions for Gov.-Elect

November 9th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann More than a few fans of good journalism and open government wished local journalists had worked a little bit harder to reveal the tightly-wrapped gubernatorial candidate that was Susana Martinez –  specifically, to get more answers from her about how she actually intended to lead the state out of its current budget […]

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The Push for the Nation’s First Hispanic Female Governor

November 5th, 2010 · 10 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier As an amateur historian, I’m glad New Mexico has the distinction of having elected the nation’s first Spanish-surnamed female governor. And that’s how I would look on it – as something New Mexico can be proud of – if I were a historian of the future who knew nothing about the rest […]

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‘Polling Pulls Us Apart’

October 18th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier National columnist David Broder once told a group of editorial writers (myself included) that polling has reached the point it irritates people. Broder, who has covered every national campaign and convention since 1960 – traveling up to 100,000 miles a year to interview voters and report on candidates – made that comment […]

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My Take On Those UpFronts

October 8th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann In regards to Denise’s blog post on Thom Cole’s UpFront piece from Wednesday: I see her objection and raise it ten-fold. Like Denise, I thought the story Cole produced on the (anonymous) appearance of Albuquerque Community Foundation executive director Randy Royster in a Diane Denish television campaign ad was overblown. And like […]

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When Being UpFront About It Isn’t Quite Fair

October 7th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Amid some excellent campaign coverage, including fair and illuminating profiles of both the Democratic and Republican gubernatorial candidates, a bit of insidious imbalance has turned up in the Albuquerque Journal’s continuing coverage, in this case because of story placement. The story in question is Thomas J. Cole’s UpFront column on Wednesday’s front […]

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