After 43 years of having an ombudsman, The Washington Post announced Friday that they are ending the position.
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March 1, 2013 A cost-cutting, face-saving move by the Post to replace its independent ombudsman with what sounds like a customer care representative is sadly shortsighted. It contributes precisely to the decline in public trust that lies behind the travails at the Post and all American news media. NPR in polls confronts the same trust malady. The press grows in power, yet sheds ever more controls. Editors will never investigate themselves. The public rebels.
January 19, 2011 For some Washington Post readers today, a story promised revelations from beyond the grave.
December 20, 2010 A Washington Post investigation reveals "a web of 4,058 federal, state and local organizations, each with its own counterterrorism responsibilities and jurisdictions" is gathering data on Americans.
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January 12, 2010 A great headline in The Washington Post...
November 18, 2009 Rahm Emanuel's name seems to bedevil news organizations. NPR recently made an unusual policy deciding to refer to him as Rahm Emanuel on the second reference rather than Emanuel. Other news organizations have struggled with this too.
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