Accountability and Complaints
Upset about a news organization or report?
Where should you turn?
A good place to start is to read this section. It contains links to press and broadcast councils, ombudsmen and other media entities where you can register a complaint or express concerns.
Organization of News Ombudsmen, includes links to many ombuds
A listing of press councils in the United States, curated by the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism, University of Missouri.
A listing of world press councils, curated by the Washington News Council
Media Accountability Systems – a comprehensive ethics site affiliated with the Missouri School of Journalism
Active news council that holds public hearings to vote on complaints against media outlets in Washington State.
New York Times Public Editor
National Public Radio (USA) Ombudsman
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Ombudsman
Minnesota News Council – “Promoting fair, vigorous and trusted journalism since 1970”
British Columbia Press Council
Ontario Press Council
Quebec Press Council (en francais)
Alberta Press Council
Canada’s National NewsMedia Council
Manitoba Press Council
British Press Complaints Commission
Australian Press Council
An innovative voluntary tool that provides a way for the public to hold any form of media accountable.