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Ten Days In Baku That Shook (Her) World

January 2nd · 2 Comments · Azerbaijan, Baku, ONO, Organization of News Ombudsmen

“Isn’t Azerbaijan a democratic republic? Constitutionally, it is, of course. But the constitution is one thing and the political culture and practice are something else.” — Christel Fricke, director of the Center for the Study of Mind in Nature at the University of Oslo, Norway, writing at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. It’s a new year […]

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For our freedom, a journalist’s thanks from Baku

November 25th · No Comments · Barack Obama, Florida Weekly, ONO, Organization of News Ombudsmen

A couple of months after my visit, “Journalism 2.0” author Mark Briggs confirmed from Baku that “There certainly is a lot of interest in journalism for a place that has such struggles with it.” From my latest offering in Florida Weekly’s Palm Beach Gardens edition, here. Or just keep reading: And now, to be thankful for something completely […]

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WSJ: Going digital on NPR (not Natl Public Radio)

June 9th · No Comments · ONO, Organization of News Ombudsmen

Thanks to my dear friend Bob Ashmore for alerting me to The Wall Street Journal’s eighth D: All Things Digital conference. NPR President Vivian Schiller’s comments (with video here and here), are especially noteworthy for longtime NPR listeners.

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Who will hold news media accountable? At Ombudsmen meet in Oxford, reminders that PB Post did it right

June 5th · 1 Comment · ONO, Organization of News Ombudsmen

“In today’s digital media environment, ombudsmen and news/press councils are all rethinking what they do,” says John Hamer, of the Washington News Council, commenting on the Organization of News Ombudsmen’s annual convention at Oxford University May 12-15.

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Report: Running Out of Time to Find New News Model

March 23rd · No Comments · Newspapers, Organization of News Ombudsmen

Regarding a topic I occasionally am invited to speak about, another reminder that news journalism and newspapers aren’t neccesarily the same thing: “News has become a commodity, suggests a new report from the Pew Research Center. Most consumers don’t care very much where it comes from, and few are willing to spend money to get […]

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Baku posts on pause while I speak a bit

March 16th · No Comments · Azerbaijan, Baku, Organization of News Ombudsmen

For those who have been asking, yes I plan to be back with more on my journey to Baku, Azerbaijan for the Organization of News Ombudsmen. Thanks for the encouragement. For now here’s the always informative Aaron in Azerbaijan with links underscoring the serious journalism concerns I heard there. Meanwhile I’m gearing to fulfill commitments made before I went. […]

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On the Road for ONO in Baku, Azerbaijan

March 6th · 3 Comments · Azerbaijan, Baku, Organization of News Ombudsmen

Arriving in Baku, Azerbaijan on behalf of the international Organization of News Ombudsmen, with days full of media meetings lined up, I had figured on spending my evenings pondering musical higher mathematics in what I’d heard were the city’s thriving jazz clubs. But my hosts, Taleh Shahsuvarli and Matlab Mutallimli, had mapped that part of […]

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Our (Ombuds) Man in Baku, Azerbaijan

March 4th · 3 Comments · Azerbaijan, Baku, Organization of News Ombudsmen

Finally. Here in Baku, Azerbaijan, speaking to journalists on behalf of the Organization of News Ombudsmen. It’s still hard to get my brain around that fact, but for those who can read Azeri, here are links to the first media reports. http://mediaforum.az/in/articles.php?lang=az&page=00&article_id=20100302031714010 http://www.musavat.com/new/Media/71925-AMER%C4%B0KALI_MED%C4%B0A_OMBUDSMANI_%E2%80%9CYEN%C4%B0_M%C3%9CSAVAT%E2%80%9Dda_OLDU http://www.ilk10.az/news.php?id=52909

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Organization of News Ombudsmen on Facebook

February 8th · No Comments · ONO, Organization of News Ombudsmen

See ONO’s new fan site on Facebook — and what bloggers are saying about it. While you’re at it, become a fan.

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Hear, hear…Guardian’s Rusbridger on pay walls: ‘New media’ disappeared. They’re just media now

January 26th · No Comments · ONO, Organization of News Ombudsmen, Palm Beach Post, The Guardian, The New York Times

“In print, the Guardian is, even now, the ninth or 10th biggest paper in Britain. On the web it is, by most measurements, the second best-read English-language newspaper in the world. If the New York Times really does start charging for access, the Guardian may become the newspaper with the largest web English-speaking readership in […]

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