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What do ombudsmen do?

Interest in ombudsmen has increased in response to all the polls showing that readers do not hold newspapers in particularly high regard. This problem is hardly a novel one. Similar circumstances led Ralph Pulitzer to establish a Bureau of Accuracy and Fair Play at his New York World in 1913. According to a 1916 issue of American Magazine, Pulitzer had become concerned about the increasing blurriness between “that which is…

Journalism Dean at Northwestern U. Develops Curriculum With Increased Emphasis on Multimedia and Marketing

When he was editor of a daily newspaper in 1964, “nearly 90 percent of the households in that town subscribed to the paper, and people would get up in the morning and read it,” Mr. Lavine says. With one radio station and one television station nearby, he says, “there were only three places you could go to find out whether the world had survived overnight. We assumed that what we…