Public Editor Number One

October 17, 2006 | Issues in Journalism

Daniel Okrent became the first public editor of the New York Times in the wake of the Jayson Blair scandal, which forced the resignation of the paper’s executive editor Howell Raines. Mr. Okrent, who recently published a collection of his columns in Public Editor Number One , talks about the position of the public editor, his sometimes contentious tenure and why it took a major scandal to force the NY Times to join the ombudsman movement.

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