Entries Tagged as 'Las Cruces Sun-News'

Headline Spin Reveals Undeniable Favoritism

August 16th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Education, Fact Check, journalism, open government, state government, Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Here’s what Rasmussen Reports, the national polling firm, said Thursday, July 24: “A new statewide telephone survey of Likely New Mexico Voters finds Martinez and King each with 43% support. Seven percent (7%) like some other candidate, and another seven percent (7%) are undecided.” Big surprise, huh? Many New Mexicans, given Governor […]

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Still Short on Postal News — Especially What’s Most Important to New Mexicans

August 14th, 2014 · No Comments · Congress, journalism, role of government

By Denise Tessier Nearly 150 post offices in rural communities across New Mexico have or will have their hours trimmed over the next year as the U.S. Post Office seeks to cut its budget. That’s the opening line of a story that ran Sunday in the Las Cruces Sun-News. But that news has yet to […]

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Gushing About Oil, But Not Environmental Rallies. . . Plus, A Sincere Thank You

December 13th, 2013 · 1 Comment · energy policy, environment, financial coverage, journalism

By Denise Tessier Because I’ve already called out the Albuquerque Journal for blatantly boostering the oil and gas industry, there’s no need to devote a whole post to that topic. But a brief mention is warranted because the Nov. 25 Business Outlook cover story and headline were almost a repeat of what prompted my post […]

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Minimalism Meets Journalism: HSD Audit Alteration Story

December 1st, 2013 · 1 Comment · journalism, state government

By Arthur Alpert Last time, I dealt with the macrocosm, the amazing congruence of the Albuquerque Journal’s narrative with the Koch brothers’ political agenda. Today, let’s zoom in on a microcosm. I refer to the Journal’s coverage of the ongoing drama sparked by the State Human Services Department’s decision to stop funding 15 mental health […]

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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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In Absence of Senate Action, Hannah Skandera Confirms Herself; Media Chooses Not to Go Along

April 30th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Education, journalism, Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Because the Senate has failed to get around to confirming her as secretary, New Mexico Public Education Secretary-designate Hannah Skandera has decided to just make it so, with the blessing of the governor. The Las Cruces Sun-News was apparently first to notice that Skandera had made herself secretary by stating as such […]

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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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Quick Takes

November 7th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier An inward groan was my reaction to the opinion column headline, “’Bama’s Immigration Law Backfires in Fields” in the Albuquerque Journal (Oct. 26). Now accustomed to articles and headlines blaming President Obama for all sorts of things, it appeared at first glance this was another attack – and abbreviating the name as […]

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