2008 Conference Report: Stockholm Weblog

Day 2 of the annual ONO conference in Stockholm began with a bang, and three speakers who talked about how today’s challenges in the news business (on all platforms) will shape and transform the ways newsrooms and ombuds operate tomorrow. We will continue to post their full remarks, or links to Web sites that give […]

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New media and new methods

By Mario Vitor Santos Brazilian iG- Internet Group Mario Vitor Santos is the ombudsman for the Internet site, iG, in Brazil. He gave this presentation to delegates at the ONO conference in Stockholm: First, I would like to thank the organizers of this conference (Lilian Ohrstrom, Janne Anderson and Thonborg von Krogh) for inviting me […]

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POLIS financial journalism research project

By Damian Tambini London School of Economics Damian Tambini of the London School of Economics made the following presentation to the ONO conference in Stockholm, and asked for contributions to this research project. Contact Tambini at d.tambini@lse.ac.uk. Financial journalism is undergoing fundamental shifts at present due to market, regulatory and technological changes. Technological development leads […]

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The lonely hell of the ombudsman

By Peter McEvoy ABC Fellow Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism Oxford This survey of ombudsmen was part of a broader project investigating different systems of media accountability. It grew out of my interest in alternatives to the bureaucratic systems of media accountability that operate in many public broadcasters. I was particularly interested in […]

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Journalism in the near future

By Jan van Groesen President, Media-Ombudsman Nederland These remarks were made by Jan van Groesen president of Media-ombudsman The Netherlands. One and a half years ago, we set up our foundation for Dutch journalism in order to cope with the rising tide of criticism of the press and the degrading of its reliability and credibility. […]

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King Karl XII and his ‘high ombudsman

By Par-Arne Jigenius Former Swedish national press ombudsman ONO Conference opening remarks by Par-Arne Jigenius, delivered by Lilian Ohrstrom, ombudsman for Dagens Nyheter, Stockholm, May 28: Dear Friends: Welcome to the native country of the ombudsman institution. Everybody recognizes ombudsman as a Swedish word and the concept “ombudsman” is in a royal decree signed by […]

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