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Ombudsmen columns

July 14, 2008 |  4:21 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).

The New York Times, Readers left wondering what exactly Jesse Jackson said

The Florida Time-Union (Jacksonville), Letter to the editor misquoted Obama

The Washington Post, Story of Obama discounted mortgage rate could have used more context

The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC), Readers respond to coverage of Jesse Helms' death

PBS, readers object to "The War of the World"; ombudsman questions doctored photos on "Fox & Friends"

Sacramento Bee - editor, new section to take a magazine-style approach to arts, travel; public editor, why comments board was shut down on trial story

San Francisco Chronicle, Reader's question leads to publication of U.S military deaths in Afghanistan

The Hartford Courant, Story about public financing of state races reached wrong conclusions

Chicago Tribune, Personal exchanges change relationship between reporters, readers

The Kansas City Star, In coverage of various issues, readers see intent where none is intended

San Antonio Express-News, Coverage was warranted for death of local "icon"

The Miami Herald, A sampling of what readers say they want in the Herald

Salt Lake Tribune, Readers still asking about changes in feature sections

The Plain Dealer (Cleveland), Changes in sections of paper prompt questions, objections