Entries Tagged as 'Leslie Linthicum'

Selective Sunshine

March 23rd, 2014 · 2 Comments · journalism

By Arthur Alpert It’s Sunshine Week, Leslie Linthicum reminded us Thursday, March 20, “the time each year when special attention is given to the government’s responsibility to provide information to the public.” Then, in her UpFront column, Linthicum expertly took the Albuquerque Police Department to task for lack of it. I relished her take on […]

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When Unacceptable Becomes Predictable

December 10th, 2013 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Gov. Susana Martinez took Albuquerque Journal columnist Leslie Linthicum’s advice. Or maybe it just looks that way. According to this morning’s Journal (Dec. 10), the governor finally commented on a now-fired State Policeman’s use of deadly force against a woman and her five children during an October traffic stop near Taos. Linthicum’s […]

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Washington Post Sale Prompts Question About Another Family-Owned Newspaper

August 9th, 2013 · 1 Comment · journalism, Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier “In one fell swoop, the era of family owned newspapers seemed to end while the new era — in which billionaire tech moguls jump on print properties for a relative pittance — seemed more certain than ever. ” – Dylan Byers, Politico That’s just one of the comments chronicled in this reaction […]

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March Against Monsanto Gets Short Shrift

June 7th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier When a reported 2 million people participated worldwide in the “March Against Monsanto” last month, the Albuquerque Journal ran an Associated Press story along the fold line of an inside page in the B section. One could excuse the Journal for keeping this massive event off the front page that particular day […]

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Setting the Record Straight on Hanna Skandera

March 8th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Education, NM Legislature, Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier The Albuquerque Journal finally ran a “For the Record” Friday (March 8) correcting two mistakes that were made in its editorial of a full week before (March 1). The editorial’s topic: support for confirmation of Hanna Skandera. The correction says the editorial,  “Skandera has earned New Mexico’s support,” was wrong in saying […]

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Two Journals

January 14th, 2013 · 3 Comments · campaign finance reform, energy policy, environment, journalism, NM Legislature, tax policy

By Arthur Alpert (January 10) Here we are, 10, 11 days into 2013 and I haven’t written a word about the Albuquerque Journals. Yes, Journals. Plural. If all this Journal-watching has clarified anything, it’s that there exist two newspapers in one body, a variation on the old Steve Martin movie. The local staff does professional […]

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Staying Sane in the Fact-Checking Lane

November 15th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Fact Check, journalism, Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier During the just-completed campaign cycle that seemed like it would never end, a nationally syndicated editorial cartoon appeared in the Albuquerque Journal depicting two googley-eyed fact-checkers, bound in straight-jackets, sitting in a padded cell. Even the most seasoned political reporters no doubt related to that cartoon image. For despite valiant effort, fact-checking […]

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Flashes of Wit Give Relief from Negativity

January 6th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Who knew that John Fleck had a sense of humor? Perhaps his friends and family, but not me, not until I read his Upfront column headlined “The Locksley Factor, Plus Tasty Bratwurst” Tuesday, Jan. 3. A riff on the presumed correlation between losing football teams and high student GPAs, it was slyly […]

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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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A Call for Clarity

October 13th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Every so often, a word gets dropped from a story in the Albuquerque Journal. It makes the reader pause, but usually, one can surmise what the dropped word was and continue reading. Frankly, I’ve always marveled — even when I was working in the midst of it — at the way talented […]

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