Entries Tagged as 'Santa Fe Reporter'

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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Controversial Photos, Art and Other Loose Ends

July 25th, 2013 · No Comments · journalism, Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Saying it was responding to reader criticism, the Albuquerque Journal provided a service in running prominently (on A2, July 16) a “recent” photo of Trayvon Martin, which it placed side by side with the “younger” portrayal generally used by news media in depicting the teenager killed in February 2012 by George Zimmerman. […]

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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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Changes to Journal Story, Headline Catch Santa Fe Reporter’s Eye

February 13th, 2013 · 1 Comment · journalism, Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier It’s unusual for one newspaper to comment on another’s editorial decisions, but the Santa Fe Reporter did just that this past week (Feb. 8) in questioning why an Albuquerque Journal headline was changed to take on a “softer tone” toward the governor and why a story was taken off the web and […]

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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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Keeping Up the Ideological Heat

July 19th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Heat wasn’t the only record-setter this summer. I’d wager the number of articles, letters and columns by the conservative Rio Grande Foundation and its national counterparts set a record for publication in the Journal this summer as well. Nearly every week, it seems, one can count on seeing Paul J. Gessing or […]

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Better Late Than Never – Quigley's Column Poses Tough Economic Questions for Gov.-Elect

November 9th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann More than a few fans of good journalism and open government wished local journalists had worked a little bit harder to reveal the tightly-wrapped gubernatorial candidate that was Susana Martinez -  specifically, to get more answers from her about how she actually intended to lead the state out of its current budget […]

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Journal Endorsement Raises Questions

June 10th, 2010 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann Now that all the election dust has cleared, I’ve got time to address something that’s intrigued me regarding an endorsement the Journal made for land commissioner. On May 18, the Journal endorsed Bob Cornelius as its choice for land commissioner in the Republican primary (you can read the endorsement here.) The Journal […]

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