Baltimore ‘Sun’ Creates Ombud Position

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By: E&P Staff

The Sun of Baltimore announced the creation of an ombudsman position in Friday’s editions. Paul M. Moore, 53, deputy managing editor of news for the Tribune Co.-owned paper, will become public editor on May 3.

Publisher and CEO Denise E. Palmer told the Sun: “Credibility is everything. The role of public editor is to not only try to make sure we stay fair and balanced and ethical … but also try to explain the newspaper and some of the decisions we made to our public and our readers.”

Moore will write a regular column in the Sun, responding to readers’ queries and explaining the newspaper’s decisions. “He will also be involved in newsroom education focusing on ethics and values,” according to the Sun.

An eight-year-plus veteran of the paper, Moore will report to Palmer. Previously, Moore worked for 14 years at The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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