June 23, 2008

Russert Eulogized as America's Ombuds

In a widely syndicated editorial, Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post explained why the death of journalist Tim Russert generated such a huge reaction:
I think it's not just because of who Russert was, but also because of the role he carved out for himself as a kind of ombudsman -- the mediator not only of a television show but of a weekly dialogue between the public and the political establishment.

Robinson also said that Russert effectively confronted his fellow insiders with the questions and concerns of those living outside. Words that will resonate with Ombuds in any industry. (Washington Post, thanks Walt.)

Related posts: An Ombuds By Any Other Name; Tim Gunn: Ombuds?

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