An Ombudsman At The New York Times
AN OMBUDSMAN AT THE NEW YORK TIMES
PARIS (AIPCE Online/Pacific Media Watch): When a US foundation set up the National News Council (1973-1983), The New York Times refused to cooperate. That arrogant attitude was considered partly responsible for the demise of the press council, reports AIPCE Online.
Now, after a major scandal (plagiarism and inventions by a reporter over several months in the notorious Jayson Blair case), the most prestigious US daily has followed the recommendations of a 28 member internal committee and will appoint an ombudsman - "public editor" - so as to be "conspicuously accountable to readers and public".
Highlights of changes at The New York Times - Newsday, 31 July 2003: http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/ny-bc-ny--timesreview-glanc0731jul31,0,4302604.story?coll=ny-ap-regional-wire
York Times promises review of journalism policies, new
ombudsman - San Francisco Chronicle, 31 July 2003:
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