Thursday, May 13, 2010
1. Mutualized media encourages participation. It invites and/or allows a response.
2. It is not an inert "us" to "them" form of publishing.
3. It encourages others to initiate debate, publish material or make suggestions we can follow, as well as lead. We can involve others in the pre-publication process.
4. It helps form committees of joint interest around subjects, issues or individuals.
5. It is open to the web and is part of it. It links to and collaborates with other material including services on the web.
6. It aggregates and curates the work of others.
7. It recognizes that journalists are not the only voices of authority, expertise and interest.
8. It aspires to achieve and reflect diversity and shared values.
9. It recognizes that publishing can be the beginning of the journalistic process rather than the end.
10. It is transparent and open to challenge - including correction, clarification and addition.
How this will change the role of the ombudsman is what we are here in Oxford to determine.