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Ombudsman Organization Launches New Site

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The Organization of News Ombudsman has launched a newly redesigned Web site, newsombudsmen.org, which promises to be “hub” for the international organization and “a guidepost for news consumers to make sense of both old and new media.”

Explained the org in a statement today:

“As media are changing, so is the role of the ombudsmen (also known as public editors) and the new Web site promises to be an important source for clarity and neutrality. By compiling media criticism and encouraging public interaction, newsombudsmen.org is a necessary companion for navigating the news.”

Before bloggers and citizen journalists took on the mantle of mainstream media watchdogs, ombudsmen were the ones who kept their publications and journalists in check. Can this new site catch on as a place for Web readers to check in on MSM watchdogs?

Read more: Newsobudsmen.org

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