Entries Tagged as 'Heath Haussamen'

Governor Has Upper Hand in Media Coverage of HSD Controversy

September 16th, 2013 · 2 Comments · health care reform, open government, Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier “Piecemeal” best describes coverage the Albuquerque Journal has given to what is turning out to be the biggest story of the year in New Mexico – the decimation of the state’s medical providers in behavioral health. With every story that runs, questions remain, including the most important: how all this turmoil affects […]

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The Martinez Administration’s Multi-Million Dollar Mistake and the Journal’s Curious Absence of Outrage

May 17th, 2013 · 2 Comments · NM Legislature, tax policy, Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert The Albuquerque Journal’s capacity for outrage is huge, almost as great as its passion for transparency. So where’s the outrage? Where’s the transparency? Where are they, I mean, now that we know the 2013 Legislature passed a budget based on oral testimony at the 11th hour from the Governor’s Finance Secretary that […]

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Launch Holds Promise for New Mexico Readers

January 7th, 2013 · 2 Comments · journalism, Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier As promised, New Mexico in Depth launched its series on Gov. Susana Martinez this past weekend, beginning with an in-depth interview with the governor. The piece, “Combativeness could harm legacy, some say,” is buttressed by comments from both supporters and detractors regarding the governor’s relationship with the State Legislature, little more than […]

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New Year, New Sites in New Mexico Journalism

January 4th, 2013 · 1 Comment · journalism

By Denise Tessier If, like me, you’ve wondered where the news and other parts of the Weekly Alibi went, you will find many of them at New Mexico’s newest online journalism venture, nmcompass.com. The heart and soul of the news side of the Alibi – writers Marisa Demarco, Margaret Wright and Carolyn Carlson — are […]

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Churches Tempt Tax-Status Scrutiny (to No Avail)

November 20th, 2012 · 2 Comments · tax policy, Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier In the run-up to the presidential election, on Oct. 28 and Nov. 1, full-page ads ran in the Albuquerque Journal featuring a message from Billy Graham. Both were adamant that readers should “vote for candidates who support the biblical definition of marriage between a man and woman, protect the sanctity of life […]

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‘We Can Be Better Than This’

October 1st, 2012 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Politicians are working to divide us. Other groups are doing it. Many in the media are doing it. In the power struggle that is the game of politics, they exaggerate our differences and ignore one key fact: What we have in common is greater than our differences. With those parting words, Las […]

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Good News for Journalism

June 15th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Good news for journalism appeared on two fronts this past week. On Monday (June 11), a quarter-page ad at the bottom of Albuquerque Journal Business Outlook announced that readership of the Sunday Journal rose 15 percent (from 338,863 adults to 390,801) over the previous year, and readership of the daily Albuquerque Journal […]

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From Downton Abbey to Fracking

February 20th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier For those who relished the final installment of Downton Abbey Sunday night, here’s a way to extend the pleasure a bit while still doing your homework on today’s energy questions: Read “What Downton Abbey Can Teach Us About the Future of Energy.” The story appears in StateImpact, a Web site out of […]

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The Capitol Press Corps: There's Life in Old Mediums

February 1st, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Fogey. Fossil. Geezer. We have lots of words for older folks who seem to live in the past. This past week I joined that club. First, I was time-machined back some 50 years to the New York City newspaper scene by the powerful opening chapter of Pete Hamill’s 2011 novel, “Tabloid City”. […]

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Resignation Editorial a Rush to Judgment

October 31st, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier I’m not sure which is more problematic: that the Journal in its Sunday lead editorial called for Third Judicial District Judge Michael Murphy to resign, or that the editorial began with a quote from N.M. Supreme Court Justice Charles Daniels as some sort of justification for the editorial position. Just because you […]

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