Entries Tagged as 'Eugene Robinson'

Not Newsworthy at The Journal: Climate Change Protests, Departure of Google and Facebook from ALEC

September 24th, 2014 · 1 Comment · energy policy, environment, journalism

By Arthur Alpert Across the globe, demonstrators marched and chanted and some did civil disobedience to wake the rest of us to the ill effects of climate change. That was Sunday, Sept. 21. The New York Times’ story the next day, prominently displayed, was headlined “Taking a Call for Climate Change to the Streets”. The […]

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Growing Awareness About Climate Change Too Great To Ignore

September 23rd, 2014 · No Comments · energy policy, environment, journalism

By Denise Tessier “People must lead in climate change .” That headline on Eugene Robinson’s column in the Albuquerque Journal this morning couldn’t be more pertinent. The people who will lead in climate change aren’t the world leaders meeting today at the U.N. Climate Summit, but rather the citizens of the world, Robinson wrote, saying […]

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Tesla Problems Poof Gone, PLUS a Shocking Absence of Partisonship

March 6th, 2014 · 1 Comment · journalism

By Arthur Alpert Kudos to whoever makes decisions on what syndicated columnists the Albuquerque Journal will publish regularly. Writing here Feb. 21 about the Journal’s latest addition, the Washington Post’s David Ignatius, I noted his Establishment credentials, self-awareness and ability to admit failure; specifically, his confession he was wrong to back the disastrous US attack […]

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Syndicated Columnists and the Iraq War

February 21st, 2014 · No Comments · journalism

By Arthur Alpert The Albuquerque Journal just added David Ignatius as a regular columnist. I hadn’t realized the newspaper was in dire need of still another essayist who got Iraq wrong, but wait, let’s not jump to conclusions. Born to the purple, the son of a former Navy Secretary and a descendant of Cotton Mather, […]

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Benghazi! Benghazi!

May 19th, 2013 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Like a perfect storm, three stories piled upon one another day after day this past week, wrenching national media attention from bombings, sensational crime and gun laws — taking space that should be used to cover pressing issues, like student loan debt and the continuing paucity of jobs.  I’m sticking with my […]

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If Only It Was That Simple

April 29th, 2013 · No Comments · Fact Check, journalism

By Arthur Alpert Back in the 1990s, when I co-owned and edited Prime Time, a monthly for New Mexican seniors, I regularly spoke to civic and senior organizations on “How the News Get Shaped.” Having worked in print and broadcast news (network, local and cable) I saw how the journalism differed depending on technology, how […]

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Journalistic Sins

October 26th, 2012 · No Comments · journalism, role of government

By Arthur Alpert Today I was going to remind us that Albuquerque Journal editors remain masters of the misleading headline. Yes, they’ve done it again, putting a rubric atop a token liberal’s column that ignores the burden of his argument. But I’ve noted before how assiduously the headline writers work to defang (when, rarely, the […]

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Another Puzzling Headline

January 31st, 2011 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert An editor who writes headlines for the Journal’s Op Ed page cannot read. At least, I hope that’s the case, for the only other explanation for the headline on Eugene Robinson’s column Friday, Jan. 28, is lots uglier. (Link not available on Journal site.) I defy anybody to read Robinson’s essay and […]

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Not Gonna Hold My Breath

September 15th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Months ago, the Albuquerque Journal ran a column by Cal Thomas – evangelical Christian, Fox News commentator, former VP of the Moral Majority – that gave a political platform to a kindred spirit, Newt Gingrich. (I’m sorry I cannot link you to it; Thomas has provided Gingrich with a megaphone and praised […]

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Ridicule 101?

August 23rd, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert As I was saying the other day, journalism schools may benefit from reading the Albuquerque Journal. “Benefit” may be understatement though, as a description of the Journal’s gifts to the trade. Consider what New Mexico’s most widely distributed daily contributed Sunday, Aug. 22 – an entirely novel use for the headline! Eugene […]

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