Edward Schumacher-Matos Named NPR Ombudsman
April 29, 2011 at 12:30 PM (PT)
NPR has named EDWARD SCHUMACHER-MATOS, a career award-winning journalist, educator and columnist, to the position of Ombudsman. He begins a three-year term on JUNE 1, 2011. It is a familiar role for SCHUMACHER-MATOS; he has been the Ombudsman for THE MIAMI HERALD since 2007.
As Ombudsman, SCHUMACHER-MATOS will serve as the public's representative to NPR, responsible for bringing transparency to journalism decision-making processes. He will pen a regular column at NPR.ORG, appear on NPR and public radio programs, visit member stations and consult with stations about journalism practices.