Entries Tagged as 'The Nation'

Siding With the Rich and Powerful: The Journal’s Lack of Support for the Voice of the Citizenry

September 13th, 2014 · 1 Comment · campaign finance reform, Congress, inequality, tax policy, voting rights

By Denise Tessier Unlike the Albuquerque Journal, New Mexico Telegraph blogger Matt Reichbach saw the importance of one particular news story from Thursday. The first entry on his “Morning Word” list of stories from around the state today was this: • As expected, a Republican filibuster blocked the passage of a constitutional amendment to reverse […]

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Journal Doesn’t Get TTIP Memo

May 27th, 2014 · No Comments · economy, energy policy, journalism

By Denise Tessier Apparently, the Albuquerque Journal editorial board hadn’t seen the memo. Or maybe it did and didn’t care. How else to explain its editorial advocating – pretty much without reservation – adoption of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership? The May 20 editorial, “TTIP would strengthen U.S. and EU economies,” talked about the […]

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A Critical Look at ‘Pandora’s Promise’

June 28th, 2013 · 2 Comments · energy policy, environment

By Denise Tessier I’d like to digress from local media criticism to expand on a link  I placed in my June 14 post, which directed readers to a New York Times blog discussing the pro-nuclear energy film, “Pandora’s Promise.” I had included the link because it gave credence to the notion that despite Fukushima and […]

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Must We Look to 'The Nation' for Local News?

February 13th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Maybe you’re reading it here first. Or, maybe you already read it — in The Nation. But here’s the news: With the Senate’s 20-9 vote Saturday (Feb. 11), both houses of the New Mexico State Legislature have now passed memorials expressing opposition to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. And there’s been […]

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The Debt Ceiling Fiasco

August 9th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Now that the “crisis” has passed, a few words on the debt ceiling debacle and how the media – including the Journal – covered it. I think it’s hard for journalists these days. Afraid of being attacked as too conservative or too liberal, of being pigeonholed or lumped in with the likes […]

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The Value of Media Criticism

May 6th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann Something happened earlier this week that got me thinking about media criticism… and the purpose of this blog. The Nation magazine hired former Editor & Publisher editor Greg Mitchell to write a blog called Media Fix – and it launched on Monday. The Nation editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel said this […]

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