Entries Tagged as 'Mike Gallagher'

Casual Insult Elicits Defense From Reporter’s Colleagues, Apology from Director of Think Tank

July 28th, 2014 · 2 Comments · journalism, state government, tax policy

By Denise Tessier Paid libertarian Paul Gessing set off a Twitter run of comments last week when he tweeted the question: What’s worse, the economic return on NM film industry or reporting on new study? The point of the tweet was to direct Twitter followers to Gessing’s essay “New Study confirms film subsidies are a […]

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‘Found’ Coverage Play Pales Against National Alerts About ‘Lost’ Ranch Teens

October 14th, 2013 · 1 Comment · journalism

By Denise Tessier The Journal’s just-launched ABQpaperboy feature got it right, even if the print edition of the paper didn’t, when it came to the play given to the “found” story about the teens from Tierra Blanca Ranch. Today’s top story on the new online service called “paperboy” — the emailing of top story headlines […]

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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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Asking The Question, “Why?”

August 29th, 2012 · 1 Comment · journalism

By Arthur Alpert “Don’t look back,” said Satchel Paige. “Something might be gaining on you.” Me, I try not to look back for fear of getting stuck in the past, but obituaries make that very difficult. Neil Armstrong’s passing awakened memories of helping produce ABC-TV News coverage of Apollo 11, like recruiting Duke Ellington and […]

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Weighty Issue Brought to Forefront

August 17th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier After praising the Weekly Alibi for its bold cover and editorial coverage of the “Megadrought” in New Mexico, it’s only fair to congratulate the Albuquerque Journal for putting bold and dramatic emphasis on the state’s drug problems with its “Deadly Addiction” series by Mike Gallagher, groups of stories that ran on multiple […]

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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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Memo To The Journal: Direct Your Firepower At Business, For Once

June 9th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert What a splendid lead editorial in the Albuquerque Journal today, Tuesday, June 8!  (“Another Day, Another D.C. Day As Usual.”) There was no pretense of deliberation, sobriety or fairness. It was partisanship, plain and simple, a strong brew of half-truths and untruths, seasoned with gall and served with anger. Great, I thought. […]

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