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ONO Newsletter January 2022

Welcome to a new year! As I write this, I am enjoying some quiet, peaceful and uncontroversial holiday time here in Sydney, Australia, watching our ever-vigilant Government tie itself up in knots trying to work out whether the world’s best … Read More

The Relotius Scandal

The shock Three years ago, the falsifications by reporter Claas Relotius shook SPIEGEL and called the magazine’s credibility into question. What followed? By Brigitte Fehrle Fehrle, 67, is the former chief editor of the Berliner Zeitung. She works as a … Read More


We no longer make the newspaper ‘just for ourselves’ Journalists who want to defend democracy do not have to become activists, according to outgoing ombudsman Sjoerd de Jong. 30 December 2021 Reading time 6 minutes It started as more good, … Read More

ONO Newsletter December 2021

Welcome to our final newsletter for 2021, full of holiday optimism and festive good cheer. As we all advise our newsrooms on how to pronounce ‘Omicron’ and remind them of the importance of accurate, fact-based reporting with lots of context, … Read More

ONO Newsletter November 2021

Our final shop talk of the year: “Talking to Reporters and Editors” Thanks to everyone who was able to join us for our final catch up of 2021. We had an interesting conversation about the challenges and processes involved in … Read More

Chat comments – November 2021 shop talk

Sjoerd de Jong : You have to talk to reporters, don’t you? Going to the source, after all. Another question, once you’ve talked to them, do you name them in your column? I do, most of the times, but opinions … Read More

ONO Newsletter October 2021

NEXT SHOP TALK: TUESDAY NOVEMBER 16th 2021 at 1200 UTC “Talking to Reporters and Editors” It’s the fun part of the job, isn’t it? You might be an ombudsman or a public editor providing feedback to a reporting team that … Read More

ONO Newsletter September 2021

FAKE HATE Another excellent shop talk this month, and another great turn out from our members. 23 members joined the call to hear Ricardo Sandoval-Palos share his experiences in dealing with the kind of orchestrated online attacks that so many … Read More

ONO Newsletter August 2021

SHOP TALK ON TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 7th AT 1200 UTC Ricardo Sandoval-Palos, Public Editor for the Public Broadcasting Service in the US, has agreed to join us to talk about his recent article entitled “Fake Hate”. Ricardo, an ONO member, explores … Read More

ONO Newsletter July 2021

ANOTHER SHOP TALK ON THE WAY “2018_01_190100 – Cyber-Bullying (t1)” by Gwydion M. Williams is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Hot on the heels of our very successful AGM and the excellent shop talk by Kathy English, we are busy planning a new shop … Read More