Many large newspapers have an ombudsman, someone who works for the newspaper but who is charged with the responsibility of holding the publication accountable to the public. Newspapers take their public service roles seriously, and an ombudsman is one mechanism.
The Sun is a small newspaper, and we don't have a full-time ombudsman. But in light of recent comments about the role of the paper in the community, I'm going to put on the ombudsman hat and do my best to address questions.
-- Ted Slowik, managing editor