Omblog: media

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 02/01/2013

Post home subscribers get price increase too

The Post has increased prices for newsstand sales and home delivery.

By Patrick B. Pexton  |  03:52 PM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  media, the washington post, local

Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Outsourcing customer service at The Post

The Post’s customer service is outsourced to the Philippines, but does that really matter?

By Patrick B. Pexton  |  06:40 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, immigration, media, jobs, labor, Maryland, Virginia, D.C., The Washington Post

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 07/20/2012

Reader Meter: Post coverage of bus bombing of Israelis was too little, too late

Readers said The Post’s coverage of the bus bombing in Bulgaria that killed six Israeli tourists was played down too much.

By Patrick B. Pexton  |  04:07 PM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  media, terrorism, foreign policy, Israel, Iran, Middle East

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 07/09/2012

Was climate-change poll biased?

A reader points out that the social scientist helping The Post with polling sat on the board of a climate-change group.

By Patrick B. Pexton  |  02:15 PM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  media, energy, environment, polling, science, weather

Posted at 07:57 PM ET, 06/22/2012

Mitt Romney campaign’s criticism of The Post

A critique of the letter of complaint to The Post from Mitt Romney’s press secretary, Andrea Saul.

By Patrick B. Pexton  |  07:57 PM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, energy, media, environment

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 05/11/2012

Mitt Romney bullying story holds up to scrutiny

OMBUDSMAN | I think biographical stories on presidential candidates are fair game even if controversial incidents contained in them are far in the past.

By Patrick B. Pexton  |  05:02 PM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012: Media, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama

Posted at 07:10 PM ET, 04/30/2012

Post Roast: Another big change with no warning

Readers now have to pay to see the electronic version of the printed Post.

By Patrick B. Pexton  |  07:10 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  media

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 04/27/2012

Reader Meter: Sports and spoons spark complaints

Readers weigh in on whether sports stories belong on Page 1 and The Post’s fact-checking standards.

By Alison Coglianese  |  05:51 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  election 2012, media, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 04/20/2012

Reader Meter: Bureaucrats and the ‘Buffett rule’

Readers tell the ombudsman that they’re upset about the GSA scandal and that President Obama is going too far with the “Buffett rule” on income taxes.

By Alison Coglianese  |  09:00 AM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  media, election 2012, taxes

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 04/06/2012

Reader Meter: Upset over self-immolation photo

The image of a Tibetan setting himself afire during an anti-China protest angered some readers.

By Patrick B. Pexton  |  04:15 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Media

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 03/30/2012

Reader Meter: A surname and the grammar police

A weekly summary of e-mail sent to the ombudsman’s office. This week the focus is on the Trayvon Martin case and the use of the word “majorly” in a headline about Newt Gingrich.

By Alison Coglianese  |  03:34 PM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  media, gun rights

Posted at 06:48 PM ET, 03/26/2012

Post Roast: Ethnic identity and Trayvon Martin’s shooter

Post readers did not like the lead sentence in an otherwise perceptive story about racial and ethnic stereotypes and the Florida shooting.

By Patrick B. Pexton  |  06:48 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Media, American Jews, Race

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 03/16/2012

Reader Meter: Dim bulbs and Doonesbury

Ombudsman’s weekly run down of reader concerns.

By Alison Coglianese  |  04:25 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  media, abortion, energy

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 03/01/2012

Origins of e-mail: My mea culpa

Ombudsman writes a mea culpa and correction to an earlier blog post defending a Post story on the invention of e-mail.

By Patrick B. Pexton  |  03:31 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Media

Posted at 08:24 PM ET, 02/24/2012

Reader Meter: Who really invented e-mail?

In his Friday Reader Meter, the Post ombudsman looks at reader outrage at a story that Innovations editor Emi Kolawole wrote about a man honored by the Smithsonian for inventing “e-mail.”

By Patrick B. Pexton  |  08:24 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Media, Science, The Washington Post

Posted at 06:55 PM ET, 02/17/2012

Reader Meter: Obama’s contraception rule right here in D.C.

The Post lacks news stories on how the rule could affect employees of local Catholic institutions.

By Patrick B. Pexton  |  06:55 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Media, Election 2012

Posted at 09:27 PM ET, 02/14/2012

Post Roast: The cheek squeeze that roiled the world

Ombudsman takes on a racy Valentine’s Day photo that evoked reader protests.

By Patrick B. Pexton  |  09:27 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Media

Posted at 07:35 PM ET, 02/10/2012

Reader Meter: Throwing stones at granite story

Ombudsman defends the placement on the front page of a lifestyle story on kitchen countertops.

By Patrick B. Pexton  |  07:35 PM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Media, Election 2012

Posted at 06:39 PM ET, 02/03/2012

Obama the most polarizing president? Maybe not.

Complaints that the headline on a blog post was inaccurate.

By Patrick B. Pexton  |  06:39 PM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Media, Bipartisanship, polling, Congress, White Hosue

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Polygamists and Scientologists in The Post

Readers didn’t like advertisements in The Post from convicted polygamist Warren Jeffs, of the Fundamenatlist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and from the Church of Scientology.

By Patrick B. Pexton  |  05:36 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Media, Religion