Kerala Union of Working Journalists

NY Times to name ombudsman

Seeking to mend the damage to the credibility and staff morale of The New York Times after a reporter’s extensive fabrications, Bill Keller the newspaper’s new executive editor accepted the major recommendations of an internal committee. Acting on his first day as executive editor Mr Keller wrote in a memorandum to the staff that he would soon hire a public editor, or ombudsman, who would “have license to write about issues of our coverage, and to have those independent, uncensored commentaries published in our pages.” He also accepted the creation of senior-level posts for editors to monitor internal compliance with the paper’s standards and to insure that assignments and promotions within the newsroom were made on a more transparent basis.


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