Washington News Council to Close

The 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, … [Read All About It...]

Hearing Scheduled for June 1

Updated 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 … [Read All About It...]


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 … [Read All About It...]

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The Washington News Council held a hearing on Saturday, June 16, from 9 am to noon at Town Hall (downstairs) to consider multiple complaints against KIRO7 Eyewitness News. After hearing detailed presentations from the complainants, the WNC's … [Read All About It...]


Washington News Council Becomes World News Council

FOR 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 … [Read All About It...]

Gridiron West Dinner 2013

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 … [Read All About It...]

Washington News Council President on Ethics Panel at International Press Councils Meeting in Tel Aviv, Israel

TEL 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 15th annual meeting this month: “Continue … [Read All About It...]

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“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 … [Read All About It...]

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