Entries Tagged as 'John Robertson'

Leading With Opinion

January 7th, 2014 · 2 Comments · journalism, NM Legislature, state government, tax policy, Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Wow! What a departure! It’s possible it’s happened before, but in all my days and (sob!) I’ve had lots of days, I’ve never seen it. Editors at the Albuquerque Journal just ran an opinion column in the slot for the lead news story. They did it twice, in fact, just before the […]

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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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In Praise of Frankness

April 20th, 2012 · No Comments · economy, role of government, tax policy

By Arthur Alpert It would be overstatement to say the Albuquerque Journal is two newspapers, that management’s Journal is an advocate of a partisan agenda and that the staff’s version is about searching for truths, aka journalism. Overstatement yes, but not by much. Consider first all those awards Journal staffers earned from the Society of […]

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A Gap in Legislative News: Citizens United

February 10th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Those who read ABQJournalWatch’s sister Web site, Clearly New Mexico, know that the state House of Representatives has voted to ask Congress to send the states a constitutional amendment that would overturn the Citizens United Supreme Court decision. House Memorial 4 passed that body 38-29 more than a week ago (Jan. 31). […]

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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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The Debt Ceiling Fiasco

August 9th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Now that the “crisis” has passed, a few words on the debt ceiling debacle and how the media – including the Journal – covered it. I think it’s hard for journalists these days. Afraid of being attacked as too conservative or too liberal, of being pigeonholed or lumped in with the likes […]

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Politics and Church Tax Exemptions

April 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier One of the better features the Albuquerque Journal instituted in recent years, in my view, is the reporter’s “Politics Notebook” that appears with bylines by Sean Olson, Dan McKay, Dan Boyd or Michael Coleman. Similarly, during the legislative session, John Robertson’s daily “At the Roundhouse” blog, reprinted in the paper Journal, provided […]

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