Jeffrey Dvorkin

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Jeffrey Dvorkin "assumed the role of Executive Director of the Committee of Concerned Journalists (CCJ) in July 2006.

"Dvorkin's career in broadcast journalism spans nearly three decades. He came to CCJ from National Public Radio, where he was that organization's first Ombudsman. As Ombudsman, Dvorkin's duties include receiving, investigating, and responding to queries from the public regarding editorial standards in programming. He also wrote an online column on www.npr.org and presented his views on journalistic issues on-air. During his tenure at NPR, Dvorkin also served as president of the international Organization of News Ombudsman (www.newsombudsmen.org).

"Before his appointment as Ombudsman in February 2000, Dvorkin served as NPR's Vice President for News & Information from 1997 to 2000. As Vice President, Dvorkin was responsible for upholding NPR's editorial standards and ensuring the excellence of news and information programming. Prior to his tenure at NPR, Dvorkin was Chief Journalist and Managing Editor for CBC Radio News and Information, a division of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He also acted as CBC's representative on matters of journalistic policy for listeners and viewers, advocacy groups, and government agencies, and was responsible for all radio network newscasts, as well as current affairs and information programs, for the English CBC Radio Networks.

"Dvorkin's background includes special assignments for arts journalism and consultant work with journalism groups in Slovenia, Hungary, and Poland. He was a senior writer and editor for National TV News in Toronto and a producer for the National TV News Parliamentary Bureau in Ottawa, after he began his professional career as a sub-editor for CBS News in London." [1]

Also see Putting the PR in NPR Wal-Mart Stores.

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