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
- ONO Vice-President and CBC Ombudsman Jack Nagler on tricky news tickers
- ONO Board Member and News 24 Public Editor George Claassen writes that “Journalism is the main vaccine against disinformation”
- ONO Member and NPR Public Editor Kelly McBride on using quotes in stories.
- ONO Member and Danish Broadcasting Listener and Reader’s Editor Jesper Termansen on the best ways for the media to prepare backgrounders on contested matters
- ONO Member and recently appointed Ombudsman (Defensoria del Publico) in Argentina Miriam Lewin describes the key elements of the role and its importance.
- ONO Member Tim Pauwels on the human errors that creep into journalism (Video in Dutch)
- ONO Member and De Standaard Ombudswoman Karin DeRuyter on the importance of distinguishing between advertising and journalism
- In the US, Politico appoints its first ever Standards and Ethics Editor
To find out more about ONO, for media requests or to inquire about joining ONO, contact:
Alan Sunderland, Executive Director, ONO