The Organization of News Ombudsmen and Standards Editors

Integrity, Transparency, Accountability.

“One thing all ombudsmen share: a powerful commitment to making journalism better by letting the public inside the process of information gathering, editing and distribution. There can be no finer goal” – Jeffrey Dvorkin, “The Modern News Ombudsman: A User’s Guide”

ONO is the international organization that represents ombudsmen and standards editors in print, broadcast and digital newsrooms around the world. We are dedicated to protecting and enhancing quality journalism by encouraging respectful and truthful discourse about journalism’s practices and purposes.

In 2020, ONO is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Read more about our history here.


ONO President Bjarne Schilling.

2020 ONO Board Members.

To find out more about ONO, for media requests or to inquire about joining ONO, contact:

Alan Sunderland

Executive Director, ONO