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Meet Margo Smit

Margo Smit has been working in journalism since 1989. She was successively a desk editor at commercial and public broadcasters, parliamentary editor at RTL Nieuws, research journalist at KRO Reporter and director of the Association of Investigative Journalists (VVOJ). In … Read More

Executive and Board of the Organization of News Ombudsmen and Standards Editors marks the passing of Mike Getler

It is with great sadness that the Executive and Board of the Organization of News Ombudsmen and Standards Editors marks the passing of one of our members, Mike Getler, at the age of 82. … Read More

2018 Conference – Building Trust – Tools and Ideas for Ombudsmen, Public Editors and Standards Editors to rebuild public belief in news media.

The theme of this year’s conference is Building Trust – Tools and Ideas for Ombudsmen, Public Editors and Standards Editors to rebuild public belief in news media. … Read More

Esther Enkin – Our President

Esther Enkin was appointed the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s (CBC) Ombudsman for English Services on November 28, 2012. … Read More

Record number of journalists jailed in 2017

For the second consecutive year, the number of journalists imprisoned for their work hit a historical high, according to a special report from the Committee to Protect Journalists. … Read More

Journalistic standards protect against fake news

The Washington Post provided journalists and readers with a textbook example of journalistic due diligence, writes Toronto Star Public Editor Kathy English. … Read More

The Guardian marks 20 years of the readers’ editor role

The Guardian has had a readers’ editor since 1997. Four people have held the role during those 20 years: Ian Mayes, Siobhain Butterworth, Chris Elliott and Paul Chadwick. In separate columns, the four reflect on their time as the readers’ editor. … Read More

ONO 2017 – ‘Freedom and Accountability in Today’s News: Free and Fair is Not Fake’

The ONO 2017 Conference just wrapped up in Chennai, India. Delegates from 15 countries spread over four continents spent two days sharing best practices and case studies in their work as Reader’s Editors, Standards Editors and Ombudsmen. … Read More

TV hurricane coverage failed my family

“Cable news crews with satellite uplinks were the only eyes on the ground that my family had, and all those eyes ever seemed to look at were scenes of devastation.”
— Adam Ragusea, Mercer University professor and host of the podcast “The Pub” … Read More

Oral history of the New York Times public editor

The Columbia Journalism Review spoke to the six people who held the public editor position at the New York Times, described as “one of the most challenging jobs in American journalism.” … Read More