The Organization of News Ombudsmen and Standards Editors
Integrity, Transparency, Accountability.
ONO is the international organization that represents ombudsmen, readers’ editors 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.
“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”
OMBUDSMEN IN THE NEWS
- Dutch Ombudsman Sjoerd De Jong reflects on his 11 years in the role
- ONO Board Member and News24 Ombudsman in Sth Africa, George Claassen, on journalists as the ‘guardians against misinformation’ and standards in science reporting
- In Argentina, Miriam Lewin, Defensoria del Publico, releases these important guidelines around the treatment of gender based violence
- In the Netherlands, NRC Ombudsman Sjoerd de Jong explores the balance between reporting on individual issues and exploring systemic failures
- Fact checking the fact checkers? Danish Broadcasting User’s Editor Jesper Termansen rejects complaints about an example of fact-checking
- The importance of bearing witness, from Toronto Star Public Editor Bruce Campion-Smith
- Reporting Colin Powell’s death and other issues. The latest from ONO Member and NPR Public Editor Kelly McBride.
- ONO Member Tim Pauwels on the human errors that creep into journalism (Video in Dutch)
To find out more about ONO, for media requests or to inquire about joining ONO, contact:
Alan Sunderland, Executive Director, ONO