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Bjarne Schilling - Our President

Bjarne Schilling was appointed Readers’ Editor at Politiken, Denmark's largest morning paper, in 2010. The Readers’ Editor acts as the readers’ representative in order to safeguard journalistic principles of transparency and fairness in reporting, dealing with complaints and reviewing editorial performance, thus demonstrating that Politiken genuinely cares about and responds to public concerns about how it is serving its readers.

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This 51-page guide, “The Modern News Ombudsmen: A User’s Guide,” was written by the group’s then executive director Jeffrey Dvorkin. It's a must have guide!

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Meet Margo Smit, Ombudsman for all of all the journalistic programming and production of the Dutch public broadcasting networks.

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Reporting Suicide

In the last week, news outlets reported on two high profile suicides.  Here’s what CBC’s Journalistic Standards and Practices has to say on the subject: We are sensitive in our handling of suicides, suicide attempts and desperate acts. In particular, … Read More

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News Fluency

Working journalists and academics alike have been spending a lot of time thinking about ways to restore trust in their work, and to help citizens discern reliable solid reporting from the masses of flimsy and utterly false information that bombards … Read More

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Another one bites the dust

Most people have heard of ESPN. It’s a world leader in sports and sports news broadcasting, with a global reach and unprecedented influence on standards of sports coverage and sports reporting. A few days ago, it announced a significant change … Read More

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