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Former WaPo Ombudsman To Jeff Bezos: Fire Jennifer Rubin | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.15.2013 | Media

Patrick Pexton, who served as the ombudsman of the Washington Post from March 2011 to March 2013 (at which point the Post decided it wasn't going to h...

Katherine Graham Must Be Turning Over in Her Grave

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 06.08.2013 | DC
Peter D. Rosenstein

For many years the Washington Post was a reliably progressive paper responsive to its reader's interests. However the Post today is no longer that paper.

Signing Off As Post Ombudsman | Posted 05.03.2013 | Media

My two-year term as The Post's independent ombudsman has run out. It has been both a privilege to serve Post readers as a pipeline to the staff and an...

The Washington Post Takes a Step Backward

Philip Seib | Posted 05.03.2013 | Media
Philip Seib

The public is being poorly served by the Post's decision. The ombudsman's job is important because it implicitly signals that a major news organization recognizes its power and wants to construct an internal check on the exercise of that power.

On Complaints Over Iran Nuclear Weapon Claims, WaPo Ombud Rules for the Plaintiffs

Robert Naiman | Posted 02.11.2012 | World
Robert Naiman

Patrick Pexton, responding to complaints over a headline treating the unproven allegation as a known fact, came down firmly on the side of the complainants. Moreover, Post editors corrected the offending headline, conceding it had been an error to fail to acknowledge debate.