Online news undergoes a reprofessionalization. Amen.

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“The online news business has been enriched by an unprecedented openness to an expanded array of sources, and technology has sensitized it to the demands of its users. Now it’s reaching back to reprofessionalize itself, so that it benefits not just from the new but from the old.”
— Ed Wasserman, dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley

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Highlights from ONO’s Annual Conference

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The theme for this year’s ONO’s annual conference in Hamburg, Germany (May 4-7) is “Secrets, standards, corruption and cover-ups: staying transparent in a murky world.”

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Sexy Survey

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“Journalists are easily seduced by what is packaged in numbers and with the seal of approval by an institute,” says Folha Ombudsman Suzana Singer.

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ONO’s Baydar wins top press prize

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Platform for Independent Journalism (P24) founding member Yavuz Baydar received the European Press Prize for his efforts “to build trust in journalism.”

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Ethics, Morality And A Ticking Clock

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For NPR Ombudsman Edward Schumacher-Matos, “the clock is ticking on the (Washington NFL) team name and what NPR should do about using it.”

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The Defender

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Argentina creates a public office of ombudsman to deal with complaints about radio and TV programming. Suzana Singer, ombudsman of Folha in Brazil, weighs in with some thoughts about this move in a neighboring country.

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