Entries Tagged as 'New Mexico Compass'

Journal Comment Lacking on Net Neutrality; Public Can Weigh In Until Midnight

July 15th, 2014 · 1 Comment · journalism, regulation

By Denise Tessier Considering the importance of the internet both in the workplace and at home, it’s a shame the Albuquerque Journal didn’t have the time and resources to cover properly Federal Communications Commissioner Tom Wheeler’s visit to Albuquerque earlier this summer. Under Wheeler, a former cable-industry lobbyist, the FCC is proposing rules on net […]

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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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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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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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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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Journal “Making Do” Without an Environment Writer

June 14th, 2013 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier In this case, it was better late than never. And admittedly, once it ran, it was a good story, given full play at the top of the front page on the week’s highest circulation day, spilling over onto a near-full page inside. But the Journal was behind other local media in running […]

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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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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 Mexico Mercury: Journalism as a ‘Regional Meeting of the Minds’

March 23rd, 2013 · 4 Comments · journalism, Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Since the demise of the Albuquerque Tribune more than four years ago, V.B. (Barrett) Price has been trying to save Albuquerque from being a one-newspaper (Albuquerque Journal) town. For two of those years, he did so by contributing columns at the all-volunteer, free distribution paper ABQ TRIal Balloon, which, as its name […]

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