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Ombudsmen columns

Below are links to some of the past week's columns by ombudsmen, readers' representatives and editors around the nation. More columns and information about ombudsmen in the U.S. and around the world can be found at the Organization of News Ombudsmen website (which has a permanent link on the right side of this page).

Sacramento Bee -- public editor, Newspapers a "growth industry," says World Association of Newspapers annual report; editor, Notes on next week's planned redesign

ESPN, Guidebook on values, standards would have helped avoid recent "public embarrassment"

NPR,  Stories on the People's Mujahedeen of Iran "cited few sources," brought complaints from Iranian Americans

The Washington Post, Campaign coverage needs less about process, more about issues that affect public   

The New York Times,  "Spreading information, not panic" in reporting on banking system

Chicago Tribune,  Some context on why the choice of editor matters

Arizona Daily Star, Gas costs force home delivery to be discontinued in some  rural areas

The Plain Dealer (Cleveland), Few limits on columnists' "strong voices"

The Salt Lake Tribune, New blog features reporters, editors using public-records laws

The San Diego Union-Tribune, War coverage is "leftist-leaning," says reader

The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville), "Readers help police comments" posted after online stories

The Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY), Some readers have questions about new weekly magazine about race

The Post & Courier (Charleston, SC), Reader says AP's Tony Snow obit showed bias

PBS, Most viewers who wrote were disappointed in cartoon "Car Talk

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