Entries Tagged as 'John Fleck'

‘Burying’ the Death Spiral of the American Dream

August 1st, 2013 · No Comments · economy, journalism, Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier On a slower news day, this story might have been – should have been – on the front page of the Albuquerque Journal: Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and […]

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The Scandal of Casting Doubt on Climate Change

July 12th, 2013 · 3 Comments · energy policy, environment

By Denise Tessier When future generations look back on the scandals of our age, it’ll be the unchecked rise in global temperatures, not the Benghazi talking points, that infuriate them.– Ezra Klein, Washington Post Recently, I found a folder of articles I’d used as a troop leader to help my Junior Girl Scouts achieve their […]

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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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Journal “Making Do” Without an Environment Writer

June 14th, 2013 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier In this case, it was better late than never. And admittedly, once it ran, it was a good story, given full play at the top of the front page on the week’s highest circulation day, spilling over onto a near-full page inside. But the Journal was behind other local media in running […]

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A Triumph of Omission

August 1st, 2012 · 1 Comment · energy policy, environment, journalism

By Arthur Alpert Credit the Albuquerque Journal with killing two birds with one stone. The “birds” are stories Journal management prefers not to cover because (I surmise) they contradict the newspaper’s editorial agenda. The first is the dangers of climate change or global warming as a result of human activity. The second is the political […]

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The Case for No Longer Serving Up a Diluted Dish on Climate Change

July 27th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier There’s an old saying:” If you can’t stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen.” The Journal hasn’t exactly stayed out of the “kitchen” when it comes to reporting on global warming. As we’ve said before, national stories carried on the Journal’s pages regularly talk about the warming trend. And Journal science […]

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Taking Note

September 30th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Let’s take note of two worthwhile Journal pieces. John Fleck’s story about upcoming WIPP layoffs (Thursday, Sept. 22, C1) lucidly tracked federal budget cuts down to contractors and, eventually, their workers. It wasn’t Fleck’s job to carry the story further, but it stands to reason that 65 fewer WIPP employees buying stuff […]

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A Sin of Omission: Nuclear Power Plants Are Related to N.M.’s Atomic Story

August 31st, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Earlier this summer, the Associated Press, of which the Albuquerque Journal is a member-subscriber, released a four–part series taking a highly critical look at the U.S. nuclear energy industry. Each of the stories AP released between June 20 and 24 was lengthy, and could have individually filled a Sunday Dimension section of […]

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The Swift Debunking of Marita Noon (This Time, It’s Coming From INSIDE The Paper)

February 18th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann We at Journal Watch saw the ridiculous claims of oil and gas shill Marita Noon on one of her Facebook pages in the wake of the natural gas outages in New Mexico. According to Noon, it was Texas’s heavy reliance on wind power – not the obvious and catastrophic failure of Texas’ […]

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Kirtland Jet Fuel Spill Story Shows Traditional Media Still Set Agenda

November 23rd, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann When it comes to newspapers, story placement doesn’t get any better than Page One, above the fold. And that’s what kind of treatment the Journal gave the massive jet fuel spill at Kirtland Air Force Base yesterday, with a Page One story by science writer John Fleck. The story, “KAFB Steps UP […]

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