Articles

How should requests to ‘unpublish’ be handled?

Last summer, through a grant from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation and the Associated Press Managing Editors Online Credibility Project, I researched and wrote a “white paper” on this issue “Top unopublish or not to unpublish” after surveying … 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

Self-control and dialogue in midst of controversy — lessons from Denmark

Good afternoon everyone.  Thank you so much for this opportunity to address the issue of public service broadcasting and ombudsmanship! As we all know, news ombudsmen and readers editors are used at some of the best newspapers in the world. … Read More

Philip M. Foisie’s memos to the management of The Washington Post

(The following information was provided to The Organization of News Ombudsmen for transfer to this web site by Geoffrey Foisie in December 1995. It relates to the early history of ombudsmanship and the significant role played by his late father, … Read More