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In Defense of Ombudsmen

Daniel Okrent did not have a lot of fun as the first public editor for the New York Times. “I was like internal affairs in a police department,” said Okrent. “Nobody liked to see me coming.” That said, Okrent defends the role ombudsmen play at news organizations, and he thinks the Times messed up earlier this year when it axed the public editor position. 
In the Spiel, there was no Labrador at the Trump-Putin meeting, so …  good sign? 

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