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NY TIMES OMBUDSMAN CALLS FOR PROBE OF INCOMING CEO

October 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The welcome mat is being pulled out from under Mark Thompson, the incoming chief executive of the New York Times, by Margaret Sullivan, the newspaper’s ombudsman. In a post on the newspaper’s blog on Tuesday, Sullivan called on the Times‘s journalists to investigate Thompson’s knowledge of the late host Jimmy Savile’s behavior with teenage girls […]

OMBUDSMEN SLAM ESPN’S PENN STATE COVERAGE

November 11, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

The Florida journalism school The Poynter Institute, which partnered with ESPN to act as an ombudsman of ESPN’s sports news coverage, has excoriated the cable sports network for its failure “to ask tough questions and shed light” on the scandal involving Penn State’s football defense coordinator Jerry Sandusky, athletic director Tim Curley, university vice president […]

N.Y. TIMES OMBUDSMAN INVESTIGATES HACKERGATE

September 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The New York Times’‘s ombudsman, Arthur S. Brisbane, has responded to a letter he has received from Bill Akass, managing editor of Rupert Murdoch’s London tabloid, The News of the World, accusing the Times of “breach[ing] its own ethical guidelines” in its report about the NoW‘s telephone hacking scandal and charging that it “was motivated, […]

IS A TABLOID TALE FIT FOR PUBLIC RADIO?

July 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

National Public Radio’s ombudsman has agreed with listeners who complained that a recent All Things Considered feature about Mel Gibson was ill-considered. The ombudsman, Alicia C. Shepard, noted that the complaints had little to do with the recordings of Gibson, unearthed by RadarOnline, spewing obscenities at his onetime girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva, but everything to do […]