Columns

Mike Getler retires from PBS

One of ONO’s longest serving members departs his post as PBS ombudsman. … Read More

Publishers’ dilemma

A readers’ editor’s reflection on the impact of social media platforms. … Read More

Political bias complaints dominate ombudsman inbox

“Bias” was the label most applied to emails that arrived at NPR Ombudsman Elizabeth Jensen’s inbox last month. … Read More

Lines between opinion, analysis and news need to be clearer

There’s a big difference between news and opinion and it should be clearly labeled on all platforms, says Globe and Mail Public Editor Sylvia Stead. … Read More

‘The press’ is doing its job

PBS Ombudsman Michael Getler tips his to news organizations that are not being intimidated by words and tweets and are doing their job reporting, investigating, and fact-checking at another time when trust in our (U.S.) leadership is lacking for many, when attacks upon the press are high, and when public distrust of “the media” is also reportedly high. … Read More

Living Under Trump: A personal view of perceived threats in the midst of a new political era

ONO member Felipe Lopez Veneroni is Ombudsman at Canal Once Television in Mexico City as well as a professor at the Faculty of Social and Political Science, National Autonomous University of Mexico. He’s written some reflections of the view of Mexican media and the challenges of covering the new administration in Washington.
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Empty columns and Turkish media

Four newspapers in Turkey had ombudsmen, but two of them are in jail and their voices no longer heard. Hurriyet Ombudsman Faruk Bildirici on the imprisonment of his colleagues.

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Member Profile: Margo Smit

We are pleased to introduce a new feature on the ONO website – a chance to get to know one another. Meet Margo Smit, ombudsman for all of the journalistic programming and production of the Dutch public broadcasting networks. … Read More

Ethical way to fund Canadian public broadcasting?

An examination of an appropriate form of financial support that fulfills the needs of a public broadcaster in an ethical way.
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The Turkish media landscape

“With a profession in danger, and in order not to be exposed as endangered species, we should be aware of the potential we have.” — Journalist and former reader representative Yavuz Baydar … Read More