Creating an effective newspaper ombudsman position

Journal of Mass Media Ethics 15 (4):248 – 256 (2000)
In this article I argue, first, that genuinely effective ombudsmen could help restore news credibility-thereby staving off other, more intrusive external intervention-and that the position must have true sanctioning authority, much like that of the ethics officer in many corporations. I also argue that the effective ombudsman will be one who sufficiently understands the workings of journalism but who is not immersed in its ethos. This distancing is necessary for genuine critical appraisal to be possible.
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DOI 10.1207/S15327728JMME1504_4
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Ethics and Ethos: Writing an Effective Newspaper Ombudsman Position.Andrew R. Cline - 2008 - Journal of Mass Media Ethics 23 (2):79 – 89.
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