The News Ombudsman: Viable or Vanishing?

  • Kenneth Starc


The announcements are ominous:
  • “Sacramento Bee drops ombud position” (Dell 2008).

  • “A nervous news industry is killing off its ombudsmen” (Dvorkin 2008).

  • “Is the Newspaper Ombudsman More or Less Obsolete?” (Dumenco 2008)

  • “I am not writing a personal obituary, but rather an obituary that has mattered to The Courier-Journal and its readers for 40 years, a position that has mattered to world news media for that long too” (from the first news organization in North America to establish the ombudsman position, the Louisville, Kentucky, “Courier-Journal“: Platt 2008).


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