Entries Tagged as 'Trip Jennings'

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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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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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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The Capitol Press Corps: There's Life in Old Mediums

February 1st, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Fogey. Fossil. Geezer. We have lots of words for older folks who seem to live in the past. This past week I joined that club. First, I was time-machined back some 50 years to the New York City newspaper scene by the powerful opening chapter of Pete Hamill’s 2011 novel, “Tabloid City”. […]

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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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