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Fewer than 40 Ombudsmen Hold Media Accountable

The American Journalism Review reports there are few than 40 public editors and ombudsmen, “in a nation with 1,500 daily newspapers, three network news operations, three cable news networks and countless radio and TV stations and Web sites…”

The article aims to answer the question:

The relationship between the public and the media is troubled. It seems logical for a news outlet to assign someone to listen to audience concerns and analyze its news coverage. So why are there so few ombudsmen?

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