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Ombudsmen columns

September 22, 2008 | 12:46 pm

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

National Public Radio, "NPR should disclose pay websites when mentioned on air"

The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC), DVD about "radical Islam" should have been labeled clearly as ad

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