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"Can’t wait for the Gridiron West Dinner this Friday (11/12). “Toasting” all the former mayors of Seattle — brilliant!" · View
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    wnc wrote a new blog post: Washington News Council to Close on May 31   1 week, 2 days ago · View

    ThumbnailThe Washington News Council’s Board of Directors has announced that the organization will close its doors on May 31, 2014, after 15 years of holding this state’s news media publicly accountable for accuracy, fairness and ethics. The WNC, founded in 1998, is the only news council left in the United States that reviews citizen complaints against [...]

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    wnc wrote a new blog post: Washington News Council Becomes World News Council   2 weeks, 4 days ago · View

    ThumbnailFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 1, 2014 The Washington News Council, after 15 years of extraordinary success in holding the news media in this state publicly accountable for accuracy and ethics, is now going global. On April 1, the WNC will become the World News Council (WNC), with oversight of all newspapers, magazines, television, radio, newsletters, websites, [...]

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    wnc wrote a new blog post: If YOU Ran the News Council, What Would YOU Do?   1 month, 1 week ago · View

    ThumbnailThe Washington News Council is at a critical turning point. After 15 years of widely praised but sometimes controversial work, the WNC is seeking new leadership to “reboot” the organization for the new digital media age. John Hamer, founding Executive Director and now President of the WNC Board, is retiring on April 15, 2014 (his 68th [...]

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    wnc wrote a new blog post: CHALLENGING JOURNALISM JOB OPPORTUNITY!   3 months ago · View

    GOT GUTS? SEEKING ENERGETIC, ENTREPRENEURIAL MEDIA-SAVVY INDIVIDUAL TO HEAD ONLY NEWS COUNCIL IN THE UNITED STATES. Applications are now being accepted for the position of Executive Director of the Washington News Council in Seattle, Washington. Deadline: March 15, 2014. Email cover letter (not to exceed 750 words) and resume to info@wanewscouncil.org or mail to WNC, P.O. Box 3672, Seattle [...]

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    wnc wrote a new blog post: Gridiron West Dinner Was “Best One Ever”   5 months ago · View

    The WNC’s 15th Annual Gridiron West Dinner on Nov. 8 at The Westin Seattle to “roast and toast” David Horsey and Patti Payne was “the best Gridiron ever,” according to many who were there. More than 500 people packed the Grand Ballroom at the Westin, after a VIP reception that included special “Payne Royale” champagne [...]

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    ThumbnailTEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Israeli President Shimon Peres, who just turned 90, had a powerful message for members of the Alliance of Independent Press Councils of Europe ( http://aipce.net) gathered here for their 15 th annual meeting this month: “Continue to fight. I know it’s not easy, but you have a mission, not just a profession.” As head of the [...]

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    The Washington News Council, an independent forum for media ethics, has been invited to the Alliance of Independent Press Councils conference in Tel Aviv, Israel, from Sept. 9-12, 2013. John Hamer, President and Executive Director of the WNC, will be on a panel titled “Ethical Dilemmas in the Age of Transparency,” on Sept. 10 at [...]

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    wnc wrote a new blog post: WNC Awards Annual Dick Larsen & Herb Robinson Scholarships   9 months, 4 weeks ago · View

    ThumbnailThe Washington News Council has awarded two $2,000 scholarships to Washington State students planning careers in communications. The WNC scholarships are named after two former editors of The Seattle Times . The Dick Larsen Scholarship goes to a past graduate of a Washington high school currently enrolled in a public or private college/university in this state. The 2013 winner: Devon [...]

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    johnhamer wrote a new blog post: On the Organization of News Ombudsmen 2013 Annual Meeting   10 months, 3 weeks ago · View

    “You hold journalists accountable in much the same way that the media holds the public accountable.” That’s what Marc Duvoisin, Managing Editor of the Los Angeles Times, told about 40 ombudsmen gathered in L.A. for the annual meeting of the Organization of News Ombudsmen last week. However, he warned: “It’s conceivable that ombudsmen can be captured by [...]

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    wnc wrote a new blog post: Results of Complaint Hearing, Dr. Richard Wollert v. The Seattle Times   11 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    ThumbnailUpdated June 4, 2013 with a correction from The Seattle Times and June 16 after public, online voting ended. The Washington News Council held a public hearing on a formal complaint against The Seattle Times from Dr. Richard Wollert, a Vancouver psychologist on June 1, 2013 at Town Hall Seattle . The Council’s 10-member Hearings Board, chaired by Karen [...]

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    Thumbnail SPECIAL OFFER: If you GiveBIG! on May 15 as part of The Seattle Foundation’s campaign to help ALL non-profit organizations in our community, then you can GetBEER! on May 15, 16 or 17 (noon-6 pm) at the WNC office above the Pyramid Alehouse across from Safeco Field. Seriously! The Washington News Council is offering ONE FREE BEER [...]

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    In the wake of recent scandals, Britain’s politicians want to regulate the country’s naughty media. Our own Washington News Council might make a better model. England may soon have its own NPR: the “National Press Regulator.” Sound scary? It is. The Economist calls it a “ rotten deal ,” arguing that the British NPR would be “set up by a [...]

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    wnc wrote a new blog post: Washington News Council Adds New Board Members   1 year ago · View

    The Washington News Council has added the following new Board members: 1. Gabe Boehmer – Communications VP, Wells Fargo 2. Anne Bremner – Trial Attorney & Legal Analyst 3. Shauna Causey – Decide.com Vice President 4. Todd Dean – Partner, Angel Market Consulting 5. Pam Guinn – Clear Channel Outdoor President 6. Obafemi Idowu – NobleVentures Founder [...]

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    johnhamer wrote a new blog post: Washington News Council To Close Its Seattle Office   1 year ago · View

    ThumbnailFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 1, 2013 The Washington News Council , which just began its 15th year of operations and added 15 new members to its Board of Directors (Fact Check: True), announced that it will close its Seattle office on May 1. The WNC will move lock, stock and beer barrel to London and “reboot” itself [...]

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    Applications are now closed for the Washington News Council’s two $2,000 scholarships to be awarded in 2013 to Washington state students planning careers in communications: The Dick Larsen Scholarship will go to a past graduate of a Washington high school currently enrolled in a public or private college/university in this state. The Herb Robinson Scholarship will go to [...]

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    wnc wrote a new blog post: Washington News Council Highlights of 2012   1 year, 2 months ago · View

    Our phone continues to ring and our emails continue to “ping” with citizens’ questions and serious complaints about the media. 2012 was quite a year for the Washington News Council — in fact, our most active ever! Click here to download a copy of our 2012 highlights , including: Leschi Elementary Community Stands Up to KIRO TV A Community [...]

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    johnhamer wrote a new blog post: Gridiron West: A Not-to-be-Missed Bipartisan Post-Election Bash   1 year, 5 months ago · View

    ThumbnailImagine it’s a few days after Election Day. Your candidate(s) won! You had a big victory party to celebrate. Now what? Well, one thing you can’t wait to do is see your friends whose candidate(s) lost, right? Come on, admit it: You know you do. You’ll give them a big grin, slap them on the back and [...]

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    wnc wrote a new blog post: Vitae Foundation v. KUOW – Video of the hearing   1 year, 6 months ago · View

    On Saturday March 31st, 2012, The Washington News Council had a hearing on the Vitae Foundation v. KUOW case involving a story on Vitae’s youroptions.com website. You can read about the results of the case and watch the hearing in its entirety below. Also feel free to check out some of the “press” surrounding the case. Part 1 – [...]

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    wnc wrote a new blog post: Standing Strong: Poynter highlights our future as the last News Council   1 year, 6 months ago · View

    Media watchdog Craig Silverman is a stickler for accuracy. We’re a big fan of his work, and are pleased to hear his interest in our nation’s last remaining news council. Check out his piece on Poynter:

    How the last U.S. news council hopes to survive

    Craig let us review parts of the draft for factual accuracy [...]

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    johnhamer wrote a new blog post: News Council Praised at World’s Largest Rotary Club   1 year, 6 months ago · View

    Thumbnail The Washington News Council received two strong   “testimonials” about our work during Rotary Club of Seattle meetings in recent weeks – one from Rotary President Paul Ishii and the other from former Microsoft Chief Operating Officer Bob Herbold. On Oct. 3, Rotary President Paul Ishii told the 500+ club members that he had been [...]

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