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).
The New York Times, McCain story had solid foundation that piece on Palin lacked
PBS, Unscripted wisecrack about Palin during a fund-raising program a mistake
The Washington Post, Palin remark clarified five days later; Cindy McCain story worthy, but needed her voice
San Francisco Chronicle, Chron starts posting campaign "lies, half-truths and contradictions"
The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville), Strong watchdog role, more local news among readers' ideas for improvement
The Salt Lake Tribune, Painting of woman on arts cover pushed envelope; some readers "push back"
San Antonio Express-News, Bias wasn't behind the lack of a 1st-day hacker story
The Plain Dealer (Cleveland), To both sides: Judge fairness of campaign coverage over time
The Kansas City Star, Explosion of TV channels means "there’s no way to cover everything" in print
The Miami Herald, Paper had "little choice but to run the story" of former reporter, schools superintendent
The San Diego Union-Tribune, Not enough on 9/11, readers say; others bemoan loss of columnist Braun