News ombudsmen have a very important role to play. They work independently within a news organization to represent the public. In honour of this year’s International Annual Conference held in Montreal we’ve been posting ombudsmen trivia for our Facebook fans. The conference is co-hosted by CBC/Radio-Canada ombudsmen and the Organization of News Ombudsmen.
Here are the answers to our ombudsmen trivia:
How many Canadian media ombudsmen are there? A
Who is the ombudsman for CBC? B
a) Peter Mansbridge
b) Kirk LaPointe
c) Kirstine Stewart
Who is the ombudsman for Radio-Canada? A
a) Julie Miville-Dechêne
b) Jean-René Dufort
c) Sylvain Lafrance
CBC/Radio-Canada’s ombudsmen do which of the following: C
a) Ensure CBC/Radio-Canada doesn’t have any “dead air”.
b) Ensure CBC/Radio-Canada’s general programming meets the expectations of all Canadians.
c) Ensure CBC/Radio-Canada upholds its standards and practices to provide Canadians with information programming of the highest quality while being equitable.
- Sarah Lue, Blog Host