Entries Tagged as 'James Monteleone'

Covering New Mexico’s Second ‘Scathing’ Report of the Month

April 17th, 2014 · 1 Comment · state government

By Denise Tessier By now, most know that the U.S. Department of Justice wasn’t the only group issuing a scathing report related to New Mexico this month. Mother Jones’ article about Gov. Susana Martinez  was a hot story on national media sites Wednesday and made same-day news on all the local television stations (although KRQE […]

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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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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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Heather Wilson Gets the Last Word

November 18th, 2013 · No Comments · open government, Uncategorized, Washington

By Denise Tessier The Albuquerque Journal was generous in giving one-time New Mexico congresswoman Heather Wilson a forum to explain further her $10,000-a-month contract from Sandia National Laboratories, a lucrative deal in which money started accruing to Wilson the day after she left office. Wilson was given a good part of the Nov. 11 Journal […]

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Megaphones Ask No Questions

September 24th, 2013 · 3 Comments · journalism

 By Arthur Alpert  I fight technological progress but lose a lot. In fact, I just shelled out big bucks to transfer a couple of cherished souvenirs of my TV years from videotape to DVD. One, a quasi-documentary I produced for National Educational Television in the late 1960s, explored the idea of journalistic objectivity and found […]

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Small Town Newspaper Still on the Story: New Revelations about Koch Brothers’ Clandestine NM Meeting

September 11th, 2013 · No Comments · journalism

By Arthur Alpert An eccentric small town newspaper, the Corrales Comment, just ate the Albuquerque Journal’s journalistic lunch. In its Sept. 7 issue, the Comment, published twice a month, followed up on one of the most delicious New Mexico stories in memory – the Koch brothers’ clandestine conference of national political leaders and super-rich corporate […]

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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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Fair Warning: Obamacare ‘PR Wars’ Commence

August 8th, 2013 · 2 Comments · health care reform

By Denise Tessier At least Albuquerque Journal readers were warned. “Obamacare duel erupts into intense public-relations war,” was the headline on a small story at the page bottom in the Sunday Dimension section; its sub-head: “Pro and con groups prepare to launch major campaigns.” The very next day (Aug. 5) readers were hit with part […]

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Putting Environment on the Front Page

June 21st, 2013 · 1 Comment · energy policy, environment

By Denise Tessier Having critiqued the Albuquerque Journal for lagging behind other media in coverage of local environmental stories, it’s only fair to take note of Journal stories this week that in one case emerged in front of other media, and in all cases were given prominence by placement on the front page. The first […]

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Some Context, Please

June 10th, 2013 · No Comments · economy, tax policy

By Arthur Alpert Oh, gosh. I was hoping objectivity was dead but no, the monster rages still and still destroys journalism. Case in point- a horrible Saturday, June 8 Albuquerque Journal story headlined: “Pearce Warns of Economic Failure” James Monteleone’s account of Rep. Steve Pearce’s comments to the Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce ran on page […]

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