Freedom chairman shares goals after bankruptcy

By Mary Ann Milbourne: Freedom News Service James D. Dunning Jr. is the new chairman of Irvine, California-based Freedom Communications Inc., owner of the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun. He brings broad media experience ranging from being former president and chief financial officer of Rolling Stone to chief executive of Ziff […]

Rooting for underdogs favorite pastime

By Baxter Black: Humor columnist In the fall of 2008, before the election, as the recession crashed down around us, I gave up on politics. It appeared that no one on either side, on Wall Street, in Detroit or in the media had a clue. It was like listening to a basket of turkeys expounding […]

Press release: Curry, Quay county deaths blamed on H1N1

H1N1 Weekly Media Update: Nov. 24, 2009

Students learn to be savvy media consumers

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Thomas Garcia Students at Tucumcari Middle School were taught how to distinguish between news and a sales pitch. The presentation about media literacy was made by Denis Doyon of the New Mexico Media Literacy Project on Thursday. “Media literacy is the ability to critically consume and create media,” said Doyon, NMLP’s director of media productions. […]

Students look into commercial appeal

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun “I’ll never watch commercials the same way again,” said Beverly Lansdell, 14. “I wasn’t bored during the whole day,” said Caitlin Deitz, 16 . “It was cool,” said Jennifer Osborne, 14. That was the response of several San Jon teens who attended a media literacy program and ad campaign […]

Dining strong despite beef scare

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By TV Hagenah As much of the world panics about a recent Mad Cow disease discovery in Washington state, the area cattle community is taking a sit-and-wait approach. “People around here know about ranching,” said Stella Watson manager of Tucumcari Ranch Supply. “They aren’t saying much of anything, they’re just watching what is happening.” Watson […]