Entries Tagged as 'Marisa Demarco'

Another Year, Another Press Freedom Incident at CNM

February 27th, 2014 · No Comments · Education, journalism, labor

By Denise Tessier It’s been almost a year since the last incident. And now, we have reports of another misstep by Central New Mexico Community College with regard to its school newspaper, the CNM Chronicle, and student freedom of the press. Kudos to the Albuquerque Journal for covering it. Last year, CNM pulled copies of […]

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After Being Demonized, Maybe Teachers Deserve Note for Their Restraint

October 27th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Education, journalism, Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Teachers acknowledge they are frustrated, even angry, but was the Journal expecting them to get violent? The Albuquerque Journal’s headline on its story about this week’s teacher protest rally subtly left that impression: Spirited, but peaceful (in large type) Hundreds protest new teacher evaluation system, student testing The headline was factual, and […]

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More on Word Power, This Time Related to Perceived Sexism and Voter Fraud

April 16th, 2013 · 2 Comments · journalism, Uncategorized, voting rights

By Denise Tessier As a follow-up to the post on the importance of the Associated Press admonition against use of “illegals” in covering immigration, two further examples of powerful word choice by news organizations, both national and local, merit discussion. The first involves a national obituary and its poor choice in word-phrase placement, which has […]

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More Shocking Than Sex: Censorship of Student Journalism

March 29th, 2013 · 1 Comment · journalism

By Denise Tessier It’s a timely coincidence that the Spring issue of UNM’s alumni magazine Mirage featured four former editors and the current editor of the UNM Daily Lobo addressing the value of “an independent student newspaper.” It’s timely because it came just days before Central New Mexico Community College administrators shut down CNM’s student […]

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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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Journalistic Sins

October 26th, 2012 · No Comments · journalism, role of government

By Arthur Alpert Today I was going to remind us that Albuquerque Journal editors remain masters of the misleading headline. Yes, they’ve done it again, putting a rubric atop a token liberal’s column that ignores the burden of his argument. But I’ve noted before how assiduously the headline writers work to defang (when, rarely, the […]

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