ONO is heading to New York – you should join us

The board of ONO is delighted to announce that the 2019 ONO Conference will be held in New York from June 5th to June 8th.

The venue at Columbia University has been arranged with the assistance of Kyle Pope, the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of the Columbia Journalism Review.
The theme for the conference will be “Journalism in a Polarized World:Strengthening Trust and Handling Conflict in the News Media”.
   It is already shaping up as a wonderful opportunity to invite a range of interesting speakers and cover some of the most important issues facing us as ombudsmen and standards editors.
    A sub-committee of the ONO Board will soon be formed to start the planning in more detail, and we will be in touch early in the new year with more information on when registrations open, accommodation options,etc…
   But for now feel free to email the ONO Board with suggestions on topics you would like us to cover, issues we should consider for panel discussions and working sessions, and any suggestions you may have for speakers we should approach.

The Grumpy Scold in the House

What’s it like being a Public Editor in Japan? In 2015, the Asahi Shimbun became the first Japanese news organisation to establish such a role.

ONO Member Ms. Reiko Yamanoue currently holds the position, and as this article from Asahi Shimbun staff writer Yumiko Harashima makes clear, the role can have it’s challenges! Read on…

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