Entries Tagged as 'Mayor Richard Berry'

Joining the ‘Best Of’ Bandwagon

April 6th, 2015 · No Comments · campaign finance reform

By Denise Tessier A year ago, if the Weekly Alibi had called its annual reader’s poll story “The Only Survey That Matters,” it would have come across as just so much Alibi tongue-in-cheek hubris. But with the staid Albuquerque Journal now in its second year with its own reader’s survey awards, this month’s Alibi Best […]

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Journal Editorial Alleging ‘Political Shenanigans’ Displays Partisanship of Its Own

October 25th, 2014 · 2 Comments · journalism, regulation, role of government, tax policy, voting rights

By Denise Tessier “. . .voters should be allowed to help settle the debate. . .” – 2011 Albuquerque Journal editorial, urging voters to support a ballot question regarding red light cameras The Albuquerque Journal showed a glaring inconsistency last week when it called on voters to reject two advisory questions – on whether marijuana […]

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Public Journal Bashing…and Other Bad News

January 16th, 2014 · 5 Comments · environment, journalism, NM Legislature

By Denise Tessier Albuquerque attorney and former city councilor Michael Cadigan took to facebook last week to announce that he has “finally taken the plunge” and dropped his subscription to the Albuquerque Journal. From his post: . . . As a news junkie, it was tough, but I finally cancelled my subscription to the Albuquerque […]

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On the Anti-Abortion Front: A Review and Look Forward

January 10th, 2014 · 1 Comment · role of government

By Denise Tessier Valencia County Commissioners this week voted down a proposed ordinance that would have banned abortions in unincorporated parts of that county after 20 weeks of pregnancy. From Valencia County News-Bulletin reporter Julia M. Dendinger’s report that ran Thursday (Jan. 9) on the front page of its sister publication, the Albuquerque Journal: Chairman […]

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Setting the Record Straight on Solar

March 16th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier An Albuquerque Journal reader’s letter to the editor March 13, “Something Doesn’t Quite Add Up Here,”  challenged information contained in the caption for last week’s Journal photo of the new solar energy array – 1,001 panels that will provide electricity to the Fire Academy, animal shelter and city environmental offices on the […]

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Journal: Hold Berry To His Promise To "Put Another Set Of Eyes" On Police Shootings (UPDATED)

August 24th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann Kudos to the Journal for the Aug. 22 front-page news story “City Police Wrestle with Spike in Shootings,” in which reporter Astrid Galvan examined the recent increase in APD-involved shootings. City police have shot 10 people so far this year, and seven have died. I wrote about the alarming rise in shootings […]

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Journal: Please (Keep) Bring(ing) the Heat on Police Shootings

June 24th, 2010 · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann When I saw the compelling video of the relatives of APD shooting victim Chris Hinz asking the city council to look into police actions surrounding his death all over the television news Monday night, I expected to read about it in the next morning’s Journal. (See KOB’s coverage here, and KOAT’s coverage […]

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Hazy Headlines

June 1st, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Headlines only seem simple. In fact, they do a lot – identifying stories and, often, getting to their essence, sometimes persuading us to read, alerting us to the story’s relative importance, conveying excitement and entertaining, too. Headline writers accomplish all of that with three basic tools words, fonts and letter size – […]

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Op-Ed Page a Haphazard “He Said-She Said” Smorgasbord

February 24th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier I had been wondering when the Albuquerque Journal would offer up the story that appeared on the front page Monday, Feb. 22 about the mayor and the firefighters’ union. What initially piqued my interest wasn’t the issue itself, but rather a column the Journal ran on its Op-Ed (opposite editorial) page on […]

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The Mayor's Ball, Again

January 21st, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann Mayor Martin Chavez is long gone, but the bills from his Mayor’s Charity Ball remain, according to a story today on KOB.com. From the story: An Albuquerque caterer says she got stiffed on a $15,000 bill at the annual Mayor’s Ball, which was held at the Albuquerque Rio Grande Zoo last July. […]

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