The State Of The Ombudsman In 2015

Should news organizations pay an in-house critic? “American media organizations are so determined to try to think of how to monetize their products that I think they’re losing sight of the need to connect in a really effective way with their publics,” says Jeffrey Dvorkin, a University of Toronto journalism professor who spent six and a half years as NPR’s ombudsman. He predicts that close to 20 such editors still exist in the United States.