NPR names next public editor

Veteran journalist Elizabeth Jensen is NPR's next public editor. A writer on media and business for such titles as The New York Times, Current and the Columbia Journalism Review for the past decade, Jensen soon will be charged with "bringing transparency to matters of journalism and journalism ethics" at NPR.

"Some personal news: Thrilled to be joining NPR as its next ombudsman/public editor, starting Jan. 26!" she tweets.

"As news organizations eliminate ombudsman positions, NPR isn't one of them. We just hired @ejensenNYC," points out Southern U.S. bureau chief Russell Lewis.

"Terrific news that @ejensenNYC will be the new ombudsman @nprnews. Tough, fair, searching," reacts WNYC's Jim Schachter.

Jensen responds to the onslaught of congratulatory tweets, "Haven't had a chance to reply to everyone but thank you all for the kind words. I'm looking forward to getting started in a couple weeks."

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