Entries Tagged as 'Mountain View Telegraph'

Carrying Water for the Right. . .and Other Blunders

May 3rd, 2015 · No Comments · campaign finance reform, climate change, environment, foreign policy, inequality, journalism

By Denise Tessier Ideas for ABQJournalWatch posts have far surpassed my time to write of late, and rather than let them get too moldy to use (as has often been the case in the past), the following are brief riffs on (fairly) recent Albuquerque Journal eyebrow raisers. It’s OK for Susana but Not the Dems […]

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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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Getting an Education of His Own

November 13th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Education, journalism, Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Albuquerque Public School Superintendent Winston Brooks got a three-day suspension from the school board for broadcasting inappropriate comments on Twitter last week, but that didn’t suspend publication of his monthly column from the Albuquerque Journal’s Education section this week. Brooks’ suspension, announced Friday, took effect Monday (Nov. 11) and ran three days, […]

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Society Pages: About To Make a Comeback?

August 30th, 2013 · No Comments · journalism

By Denise Tessier “Old” Mexico in many ways is reminiscent of the United States in the 1950s and 1960s  – Coca Cola is made with real sugar, people still burn their weeds and grass, children ride bikes and play in the street past dusk in most small towns, and even residents of small cities have […]

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Greasing and Oiling the Journal Narrative

November 22nd, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier I’d like to borrow a phrase aptly coined by my colleague, Arthur Alpert, when he wrote that the Journal has engaged in a “narrative” against solar energy (through its overkill running of Solyndra stories, casting a “guilt by association” pall on otherwise noncontroversial solar stories that pop up on business and news […]

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“Big Thump Thursday”

November 14th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Those in the business have long been aware that the Thanksgiving edition of the Albuquerque Journal is the heaviest, thickest paper bundle of the year. Historically, that’s always been the case because the day after Thanksgiving is the biggest shopping day of the year, and advertisers literally go heavy on the inserts […]

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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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Newspapers Remain Source of Local News

October 4th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier The theme of National Newspaper Week (Oct. 2-8) is “Newspapers – the No. 1 source of local news.” One of two local weeklies serving communities east of Albuquerque – in this case, the Mountain View Telegraph, sister publication of the Albuquerque Journal – brought this to readers’ attention in an editorial Sept. […]

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When a column warrants a warning label

October 22nd, 2009 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier To piggyback on Tracy’s latest post just before this one: This morning’s Mountain View Telegraph (sister paper to the Journal) carries yet another Marita Noon column, this one entitled “Climate Change Is Obama’s Iraq.” The Telegraph is running her column with eyes wide open. In other words, it is well aware of the […]

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Dishonest column calls journalistic standards into question

September 9th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann The director of a New Mexico sportsmen’s group says he is having no luck getting a correction issued for an erroneous column that recently ran in the Mountain View Telegraph. On Aug. 27, the Telegraph ran an guest opinion column on its editorial page that had previously been taken down from two […]

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