Articles About Ombudsmen

“The Grumpy Scold in the House”

The Public Editor Role at the Asahi Shimbun What is the Public Editor doing?  An interim report on The Asahi Shimbun’s PE By Yumiko Harashima/ Staff Writer Asahi Shimbun Op-Ed Section “The grumpy scold in the house” “The loneliest job in the newsroom” News ombudsmen or public … Read More

Discussing a dilemma

Members of ONO recently discussed an issue concerning complaints, fairness, balance, and ethical dilemmas. The conversation took place via e-mail. It is re-posted here to serve as an example of the thinking and clarity ombudsmen bring to their jobs. … Read More

Keeping Tabs on the Times

Part journalistic Renaissance man, part regular guy, former reporter, columnist, editor, publisher and corporate executive, Arthur Brisbane is the new public editor of The New York Times. Read more: Keeping Tabs on the Times

Defensores del público en la prense LatinoAmericana: Un trabajo complejo que busca consolidarse

Introduction: Prof. Flavia Pauwels of the University of Buenos Aires is a scholar of ombudsmanship in Latin America, Spain and Portugal. Here is her scholarly assessment of the growth of the institution in Latin countries. An English translation to follow … Read More

The news ombudsman: Watchdog or decoy?

The Netherlands Media Ombudsman Foundation, which is dedicated to the self-regulation of journalism in Dutch-speaking regions, in collaboration with the Fontys University of Applied Sciences, Department of Journalism in Tilburg, has conducted a study into the performance of ombudsmen in … Read More