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Metro Columnist

The Birmingham News
2201 4Th Avenue North P.O. Box 2553
Birmingham, Alabama 35202
United States

Company Description: The Birmingham News (Birmingham, Al) - Alabama schools utilize Gurian Institute Techniques.

Employment History


  • University of Alabama
  • Banks High School
194 Total References
Web References
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John Archibald, a metro columnist at The Birmingham News, wrote a column questioning why there were protests in New Orleans, but none in Birmingham, and chalked it up to New Orleans’s “identity and pride†and Birmingham’s “division and hostility.†Whitmire said that while New Orleanians were disappointed in the loss of a daily newspaper, Birminghamians were simply disappointed in The Birmingham News as the community’s newspaper.
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... and Birmingham News Columnist John Archibald grades the parties involved. He also talks about what Hoover could learn from a famous Birmingham madame.
90.3 WBHM | 2013-09-19 -- Students, faculty and administrators at the University of Alabama are trying to figure out what's next after a march Wednesday calling for an end to racial discrimination in campus Greek organizations. The march comes after the student newspaper published a story detailing allegations of racial bias in sorority recruitment. But the bias seems to be coming from alumna not currents students. We talk about the unfolding controversy with and Birmingham News columnist John Archibald.
90.3 WBHM | 2013-09-12 -- Birmingham is in the midst of what's been dubbed "Empowerment Week," a series of panels, concerts and commemorations leading up to Sunday, the 50th anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing. The blast killed four girls and severely injured a fifth. On this anniversary and Birmingham News columnist John Archibald is considering how far Birmingham has come since the civil rights era.
... and Birmingham News columnist John Archibald talks about McNair's release under a new Justice Department policy.
90.3 WBHM | 2013-08-29 -- Birmingham voters had their say this week as they went to the polls to select a mayor, city council and school board members. Many incumbents returned to office, with the exception of the Birmingham Board of Education, which will see a wave of new blood. We take a look at the post-election political scene with and Birmingham News columnist John Archibald.
90.3 WBHM | 2013-08-15 -- The split between management and workers can be a source of tension in many workplaces. But for employees of the Birmingham Water Works they seem to be particularly unhappy. and Birmingham News columnist John Archibald talks about a "no confidence" letter from employees, a sign criticism of the water works' leadership isn't just coming from the outside.
We talk about coming full circle in the county's financial saga with and Birmingham News columnist John Archibald.
90.3 WBHM | 2013-07-18 -- Government public hearings can sometimes be dry, perfunctory matters few people pay attention to. That not the case with a Wednesday hearing by Alabama's Public Service Commission. The panel is reviewing the rate structure that determines what Alabama Power charges its customers. and Birmingham News columnist John Archibald explains how contentious the process has becomes.
90.3 WBHM | 2013-07-11 -- When you turn on the tap, you probably don't give much thought to where the water comes from. For some Birmingham residents it comes from the Black Warrior River. and The Birmingham News columnist John Archibald offers an update on a planned controversial mine along the river. He also talks about "jackpot justice" in the BP oil spill claims process.
90.3 WBHM | 2013-07-04 -- Birmingham has seen a violent crime drop in recent years, but a rash of homicides has police and city leaders scrambling to respond. It's a subject that's easy to gloss over if you live in a safe neighborhood or aren't directly affected. But and Birmingham News columnist John Archibald says it's something that should prompt outrage.
90.3 WBHM | 2013-06-27 -- Republican leaders in Alabama are hailing this week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning a portion of the Voting Rights Act. Democrats say it guts the historic civil rights legislation. and The Birmingham News' John Archibald says that's the wrong reaction. He also talks about the court turning back the Defense of Marriage Act
90.3 WBHM | 2013-06-06 -- The latest chapter in the saga of Jefferson County's troubled finances appears to be on the way to a resolution. County commissioners approved a tentative deal Tuesday to end the county's $4.2 billion dollar bankruptcy, with an official plan to be filed by the end of the month. We talk about the agreement with The Birmingham News and's John Archibald.
We talk about the situation with and The Birmingham News columnist John Archibald.
90.3 WBHM | 2013-05-23 -- In his column this week, the Birmingham News' John Archibald writes that the just concluded legislative session was a bit like high school. Also, we discuss the new intermodal transit hub for downtown building, to be constructed on the site of one built just 14 years ago.
90.3 WBHM | 2013-05-09 -- In his column this week, John Archibald of the Birmingham News and AL.COM writes that the Jefferson County Courthouse has more drama than CSI, but that the best drama is not in the courtroom but in County Commission Chambers.
John Archibald and Scott Hanley discuss how leaders came to make changes and also choose to not make a change.
Birmingham News columnist John Archibald says Alabama has hard, weighty problems, that require thoughtful, creative minds.
Birmingham News columnist John Archibald has been crunching the numbers and his list of Top Ten Places to Live in Alabama.
John Archibald says there's one story that could rock the core of the state GOP.
John Archibald and Tanya Ott discuss that, plus a city councilwoman's criticism of a lesbian photo exhibit, the resignation of the school board president, and demands by the county attorney for a pay raise.
John Archibald discusses what the change means for news reporters and consumers and addresses other thorny issues like the status of Cooper Green Mercy Hospital.
But John Archibald says it may just be kicking the can down the road.
90.3 WBHM | 2012-09-13 -- Next week, Alabama residents go to the polls to vote on a referendum state leaders say is vital to the financial health of the state. The vote would authorize moving $437 million from the Alabama Trust Fund to shore up the state's general fund budget. Supporters say without the transfer critical state services will be hurt, but opponents argue the state should live within its means. John Archibald tackles that and other regional news in this week's interview.
90.3 WBHM | 2012-08-30 -- The Jefferson County Commission votes to discontinue in-patient care at Cooper Green Mercy Hospital. John Archibald offers his thoughts that situation as well as the latest from the Birmingham Board of Education, and Artur Davis' political switch.
John Archibald offers his observations on the leadership change at UAB, as well as leadership on the Jefferson County Commission.
John says Alabama is attractive to foreign businesses for a number of reasons, all of which may not be good for Alabamians.
| 2012-03-29 -- Birmingham City Council's sends a public message about Trayvon Martin's death and John says the case points to serious problems in Birmingham.
90.3 WBHM | 2012-03-22 -- John discusses Cooper-Green Mercy Hospital's financial troubles, the opening of a satellite court house in Center Point, and small town politics in Graysville.
90.3 WBHM | 2012-03-15 -- John dissects this week's primary election and what it might mean for the future of the Democratic party in Alabama.
90.3 WBHM | 2012-03-08 -- John explains why, despite yesterday's acquittals, the gambling corruption case may not be over. Also, hist takes on the Birmingham Water Works board members for spending $70,000 on travel last year.
90.3 WBHM | 2012-03-01 -- John explains why Jefferson County Commission president David Carrington has called for some county employees to undergo lie detectors tests after someon leaked an embarrassing internal memo to the Birmingham News.
| 2012-02-02 -- John previews the 2012 legislative session and controversial comments by one lawmaker who says teachers shouldn't get a pay raise, but legislators definitely needed one to keep them free from corruption.
90.3 WBHM | 2012-01-19 -- John Archibald thinks Shelby County residents share the blame for a long-time teacher who's admitted molesting young girls and why Birmingham is the kick-off of a federal campaign against pay day loan operations.
| 2012-01-05 -- Birmingham News columnist John Archibald reviews the top local news stories from 2011 and looks forward to 2012.
John Archibald: Grades for UA and Lessons from a Madame
John Archibald: Race and Greek Life at the University of Alabama
John Archibald: How far has Birmingham come?
John Archibald: Chris McNair Released from Prison
  In June, when Birmingham News ..., 22 June 2012 [cached]
  In June, when Birmingham News columnist John Archibald published a piece wondering "Why are people protesting the new printing schedule at the New Orleans Times-Picayune, but not at the Birmingham news and other affected cities?," he got a total of three comments.
OTMDems - Recent Emails [cached]
We are also deeply pleased that John Archibald of the Birmingham News attended and comments in today's edition.
John Archibald Joins Us Tonight!
…Tuesday, 9/11 at 6:30pm, at the Homewood Library Auditorium.If his observations approach the customary candor he displays in his columns for the Birmingham News, Mr. Archibald is certain to provide for a stimulating evening.
Six Questions for John Archibald,
Columnist for the Birmingham News
OTMDems and its Ministers' Caucus are pleased to host John Archibald, metro columnist and blogger for the Birmingham News this coming Tuesday Night, 9/11, 6:30pm, at the Homewood Library Auditorium.Mr. Archibald's columns are thoughtful, reasoned, and always a good read.He's worked for the News going on 20 years variously as government reporter, investigative reporter, and database editor.He says his favorite moniker came from a Letter to the Editor which described him as "public nag."His body of work has made him one of the most influential voices on the local political scene.
We traded questions and answers this week with Mr. Archibald in advance of his appearance next Tuesday Night in the latest edition of our on-going series of e-mail interviews with politically-active individuals and other public figures.
Archibald: "The biggest problem facing the greater Birmingham area is that people living outside the city limits don't typically care all that much.
But seriously, folks.
Archibald: "Hope, um ... yeah.
Archibald: "I did come from a long line of Methodist preachers on both my mom and dad's side.
Archibald: "Sure.
Archibald: "Absolutely.
Archibald: "Less than I used to.
Come hear more of the opinions of Mr. Archibald
Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 6:30pm - John Archibald, columnist with the Birmingham News, joins us in the Homewood Library Auditorium.In addition to hearing his perspective on faith and politics in Alabama and what should be a lively Q&A, we'd like to prove to yet another influential member of the local media that we don't meet in a phone booth.
· Ministers' Caucus Hosts John Archibald of the Birmingham News ...
On September 11th at 6:30pm, our own Ministers' Caucus hosts a conversation with John Archibald, columnist with the Birmingham News.Homewood Library Auditorium.
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