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Daniel Okrent

Former NYT Ombud Goes To Broadway

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 07.18.2012 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — There's an easy trick to writing a good Jewish joke — just make the idiot at the center of it sound Jewish. "Any jo...

Saying Bad Things About Booze -- Propaganda as Science

Stanton Peele | Posted 06.01.2011 | Home
Stanton Peele

Propaganda is claimed as science every day in schools across the country, led by D.A.R.E. I've seen them do it, and my kids reported the propaganda back to me.

Daniel Okrent On Jon Stewart: The Wild World Of Prohibition (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Daniel Okrent, the first public editor of the New York Times, was on "The Daily Show" last night to talk about his new book, "Last Call: The Rise and ...

In Praise of Ombudspeople

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The mission of the ombudsperson is to watch the standards and performance of your publication, with an eye to keeping it scrupulously top-notch as a service to your readers. That's a service that shouldn't be outsourced for free to random people on the internet.