Entries Tagged as 'Weekly Alibi'

Piecemeal Treatment on a Story of Toxic Proportions

December 11th, 2014 · 1 Comment · energy policy, environment, journalism, role of government

By Denise Tessier Catching up after three weeks away from both a computer and New Mexico news, one story jumped out among the many I’d missed. It wasn’t in the Albuquerque Journal, but the Weekly Alibi. Written by University of New Mexico Professor David Correia, the Nov. 27 Alibi piece was headlined “Welcome to Albuquerque, […]

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Why Endorse?

November 3rd, 2014 · 2 Comments · journalism

By Denise Tessier Could the Albuquerque Journal’s endorsement of Susana Martinez for governor actually cut the number of votes she gets? Or does the paper’s endorsement give her a boost? For that matter, does a Journal endorsement (or lack thereof) affect the chances of approval for any of the dozens of candidates, State Constitutional amendments, […]

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Heather Wilson Gets the Last Word

November 18th, 2013 · No Comments · open government, Uncategorized, Washington

By Denise Tessier The Albuquerque Journal was generous in giving one-time New Mexico congresswoman Heather Wilson a forum to explain further her $10,000-a-month contract from Sandia National Laboratories, a lucrative deal in which money started accruing to Wilson the day after she left office. Wilson was given a good part of the Nov. 11 Journal […]

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The Secret Tamaya Meeting: A National Story in the Making?

August 9th, 2013 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier As mentioned in a previous post, Susana Martinez meeting secretly with two of the GOP’s top national leaders was a story that warranted Page One, but was buried in the Albuquerque Journal. The Tamaya Resort secret meeting story was worthy of A1 not only because of the two prominent GOP names, including […]

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Follow-up on Books, New Journalism, Plus Something Related to Guns

January 22nd, 2013 · No Comments · journalism

By Denise Tessier The Sunday Journal Books page hasn’t had its last chapter after all (“The Book Review’s Last Chapter,” Dec. 12).  The Books page continued to run Jan. 13 and Jan. 20, after the departure of long-time editor David Steinberg, and in the spot once reserved for Steinberg’s local books column a similar feature […]

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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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Journalistic Sins

October 26th, 2012 · No Comments · journalism, role of government

By Arthur Alpert Today I was going to remind us that Albuquerque Journal editors remain masters of the misleading headline. Yes, they’ve done it again, putting a rubric atop a token liberal’s column that ignores the burden of his argument. But I’ve noted before how assiduously the headline writers work to defang (when, rarely, the […]

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Journal Finally Takes a Closer Look at Rio Grande Foundation

August 26th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier The Albuquerque Journal ran yet another Rio Grande Foundation column last Monday (Aug. 20), but this time Journal editors actually added something new to the conservative think tank’s description at the column’s close: The Rio Grande Foundation is an independent, nonpartisan, tax-exempt New Mexico research and educational organization. The Donors Capital Fund […]

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Weighty Issue Brought to Forefront

August 17th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier After praising the Weekly Alibi for its bold cover and editorial coverage of the “Megadrought” in New Mexico, it’s only fair to congratulate the Albuquerque Journal for putting bold and dramatic emphasis on the state’s drug problems with its “Deadly Addiction” series by Mike Gallagher, groups of stories that ran on multiple […]

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The Case for No Longer Serving Up a Diluted Dish on Climate Change

July 27th, 2012 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier There’s an old saying:” If you can’t stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen.” The Journal hasn’t exactly stayed out of the “kitchen” when it comes to reporting on global warming. As we’ve said before, national stories carried on the Journal’s pages regularly talk about the warming trend. And Journal science […]

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