ONO Newsletter November 2020

OUR NEXT SHOP TALK – HOLD THE DATE As we mentioned in our last newsletter, ONO is committed to organising regular opportunities for virtual conversations. We are hoping to hold at least four virtual shop talks every year, so all … Read More

ONO Newsletter October 2020

TOM ROSENSTIEL ON IMPARTIALITY Thanks to all our members who were able to join us for our Virtual Shop Talk last week with Tom Rosenstiel. The picture above doesn’t capture everyone who was able to be part of the session … Read More

ONO Newsletter September 2020

It’s on! Mark it in your diaries… VIRTUAL “SHOP TALK” MEETING THURSDAY OCTOBER 8th at 1200 UTC I’m delighted to confirm that ONO will be holding its next “shop talk” discussion for members on October 8th via Zoom, and we … Read More

The Role of a News Ombudsman

This detailed report on the role of a News Ombudsman was prepared for the Organization for Secutiry and Cooperation in Europe, and contains detailed information on the principals and practice involved in establishing omnbudsman and other self-regulatory roles in newsrooms. … Read More

ONO Newsletter August 2020

Another Virtual Meeting Coming Soon! The ONO Board is planning another Zoom discussion for members in late September / early October. The topic is going to be the ongoing relevance and importance of impartiality as part of editorial standards. We … Read More

ONO Newsletter July 2020

***SPECIAL 40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION*** In 1980, the Iran-Iraq War began, a small cable news company called CNN was founded, and Post-It notes were invented. John Lennon was shot dead in New York, Zimbabwe gained its independence and a new trade … Read More

ONO Newsletter June 2020

***SPECIAL ANNUAL MEETING EDITION*** Come one, come all! While we are all disappointed that this year’s conference in Copenhagen had to be cancelled, let’s make up for it by participating in our annual meeting on Wednesday June 17 at 1100 … Read More

The History of ONO

The idea takes form The news media has always made efforts to be accountable to the public it serves. As far back as the 19th century, editorial standards covering accuracy, impartiality and respectful behaviour began to be codified and made … Read More

Al JaCoby – The First ONO President

“He was a really fine person, even if he’d never admit it.” Those are the words of good friend and former San Diego Union-Tribune colleague, Bob Laurence. He was describing Al JaCoby, newspaperman, mentor and my friend for nearly four … Read More

List of ONO Presidents

1980-1985 Al JaCoby, The San Diego Union-Tribune 1985-1986 Harry Themal, Wilmington News-Journal 1986-1988 Clair Balfour, Montreal Gazette, Canada 1988-1990 Bob Kierstead, Boston G;obe 1990-1991 Henry McNulty, Hartford Courant 1991-1992 Kerry Sipe, Virginian Pilot 1992-1993 Dave Bishop, Ann Arbor News, Michigan … Read More