Entries Tagged as 'New Mexico Independent'

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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Memories of NMI – And Why All New Mexicans Will Miss It

November 19th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann The news this week that the award-winning news site New Mexico Independent had to shut down due to money woes was heartbreaking for plenty of people in New Mexico. Most obviously affected were the website’s reporters, who now must find new jobs in the rapidly-contracting world of journalism. Also directly affected were […]

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The Devastating Loss of the New Mexico Independent

November 17th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier For New Mexico Independent reporter Trip Jennings, it had been a “roller coaster day”: “I learned this morning I’d won two awards,” he Tweeted. “A few hours later I learned I’d been laid off due to lack of money.” Earlier, NMI Editor Gwyneth Doland had sent out this message of her own: […]

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Two Sides to the Story, and the Business of Promotion (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing)

April 26th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Reading the New Mexico Independent’s Friday story about the annual Gathering of Nations Powwow reminded me of the days when Albuquerque’s two daily newspapers sometimes delivered very different takes on a given topic. In this case, the two takes come from the online  Independent and the coverage found in the daily Albuquerque […]

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