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Ombudsmen columns

September 1, 2008 |  8:21 am

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).

San Francisco Chronicle,  "Ultra-liberal" replaced "progressive," but the problem of labels remains

The Plain Dealer (Cleveland), Ohio papers' attempts to analyze, assess presidential campaign ads now improved 

Sacramento Bee -- editor, "The Bee covers tough times, its own included"; public editor, "Public editor's post is the latest journalism casualty"

The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC), "Contrived sense of balance" no reason to keep running "Mallard Fillmore"

The Washington Post, Budget pressures turn copy editors into "vanishing breed" throughout industry

PBS, Viewers applaud thorough coverage of convention

The Anniston Star (Alabama), Political donation from publisher's wife may cause perception problem

The Post & Courier (Charleston, SC), Reader sees bias in photo of tattooed Obama fan

San Antonio Express-News, Readers' recent criticisms include Olympics and convention photos, and "Prickly City"

The Salt Lake Tribune, Loss of stock tables, game summaries explained