Elizabeth Jensen Named Ombudsman/Public Editor At NPR
January 13, 2015 at 4:04 AM (PT)
Journalist ELIZABETH JENSEN has been named Ombudsman/Public Editor at NPR. JENSEN, whose work has appeared in THE NEW YORK TIMES, CURRENT, and the COLUMBIA JOURNALISM REVIEW, as well as the LOS ANGELES TIMES, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, ELECTRONIC MEDIA, the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, and BRILL'S CONTENT, begins her three-year appointment to the post on JANUARY 26th.
NPR Pres./CEO JARL MOHN said, "ELIZABETH is a widely respected journalist with a deep understanding of public broadcasting and will bring the highest level of integrity to this vitally important role. Our listeners will be well-served by her knowledge and experience from decades of covering the media industry. She will play a significant role in fulfilling NPR's commitment to transparency."
JENSEN said, "I have covered NPR and public media for much of my career, occasionally critically when warranted, but I am also a devoted longtime listener. The mission of this remarkable news organization remains as important as it has ever been, even as the media landscape rapidly changes. As NPR's ombudsman I look forward to engaging with other listeners and helping to bring transparency to NPR's journalistic decision making, just in a new forum."