Entries Tagged as 'New Mexico In Depth'

Headline Spin Reveals Undeniable Favoritism

August 16th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Education, Fact Check, journalism, open government, state government, Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Here’s what Rasmussen Reports, the national polling firm, said Thursday, July 24: “A new statewide telephone survey of Likely New Mexico Voters finds Martinez and King each with 43% support. Seven percent (7%) like some other candidate, and another seven percent (7%) are undecided.” Big surprise, huh? Many New Mexicans, given Governor […]

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A Nuclear Day of Remembrance

July 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment · energy policy, environment

By Denise Tessier At the risk of initially sounding weird, I remember where I was when word came that United Nuclear’s uranium tailings ponds had breached and spilled radioactive sludge into the Rio Puerco at Church Rock in western New Mexico. The event remains the largest uranium tailings spill in U.S. history. I remember because […]

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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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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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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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Launch Holds Promise for New Mexico Readers

January 7th, 2013 · 2 Comments · journalism, Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier As promised, New Mexico in Depth launched its series on Gov. Susana Martinez this past weekend, beginning with an in-depth interview with the governor. The piece, “Combativeness could harm legacy, some say,” is buttressed by comments from both supporters and detractors regarding the governor’s relationship with the State Legislature, little more than […]

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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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‘We Can Be Better Than This’

October 1st, 2012 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Politicians are working to divide us. Other groups are doing it. Many in the media are doing it. In the power struggle that is the game of politics, they exaggerate our differences and ignore one key fact: What we have in common is greater than our differences. With those parting words, Las […]

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Good News for Journalism

June 15th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Good news for journalism appeared on two fronts this past week. On Monday (June 11), a quarter-page ad at the bottom of Albuquerque Journal Business Outlook announced that readership of the Sunday Journal rose 15 percent (from 338,863 adults to 390,801) over the previous year, and readership of the daily Albuquerque Journal […]

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