Entries Tagged as 'The Associated Press'

Not Much Fanfare Now That Solyndra Loan Program Promise Is Fulfilled

January 3rd, 2015 · No Comments · energy policy, environment, journalism, Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier During years of constant claims by conservatives – parroted by media like the Albuquerque Journal – the name “Solyndra” became shorthand for a fool’s errand, both in terms of the promise of green alternative energy and the Obama administration’s encouragement of it. So, now that the federal loan program behind Solyndra has […]

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A Little Phrase, Inconsistently Applied

May 31st, 2014 · No Comments · journalism

By Denise Tessier Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki’s resignation Friday was no surprise, especially after reading in Friday morning’s Albuquerque Journal that all five members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation were – in a rare show of consensus – calling for it. What was a surprise, however, was a phrase inserted in the Journal’s story […]

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‘Burying’ the Death Spiral of the American Dream

August 1st, 2013 · No Comments · economy, journalism, Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier On a slower news day, this story might have been – should have been – on the front page of the Albuquerque Journal: Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and […]

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The West, Texas Explosion: A Horrific Lesson on Lax Regulatory Oversight

April 29th, 2013 · No Comments · role of government, Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier At the risk of sounding insensitive about the bombings in Boston (which would not be true), I could not help but compare, from the outset, how that event was covered by both national media and the Albuquerque Journal to the way the West, Texas fertilizer explosion was played. Because the former was […]

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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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The Associated Press Gets the Point

April 3rd, 2013 · 2 Comments · immigration, journalism, Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Just yesterday (April 2), I saw this  message (in three different languages) on the T-shirt of a young woman in Albuquerque: There’s no such thing as an illegal human. What she wore was making an excellent point. Today’s Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the Associated Press has issued a directive to […]

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Sometimes It's The Little Things

January 7th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann Sometimes it’s the little things that make you wonder. Today, an alert reader pointed out the way the Journal subtly altered an Associated Press article about members of the U.S. House of Representatives reading the Constitution aloud on the House floor. The article detailed how a representative from New Jersey was interrupted […]

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Cutting A Story in Half Is SO Not Cool

July 27th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann I couldn’t help but notice some shockingly selective editing in two nationally-generated stories the Journal ran recently on immigration. The first example came on Monday, in the Associated Press story the Journal headlined “Symbol of Immigration Anger.” The version I’m referring to here is the heavily-edited one that ran in the Journal’s […]

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Polluting Page One

May 5th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier The word “venerable” traditionally has been ascribed to the Associated Press. Yet, that’s not what comes to mind when reading the front page of today’s Albuquerque Journal. In an “Analysis” piece on Page One this morning, an AP writer stretches to make a case for criticizing the Obama administration’s response to the […]

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Half A Headline?

April 28th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann Usually it’s my colleague Arthur Alpert who catches the often-telling differences between how the Journal edits Associated Press stories and headlines, compared to how other papers run them. This time I’m going to take a crack at it. So check this out: The Journal ran an Associated Press story about the new […]

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