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Jun 18

Jimmy Wales and Wikitribune: the problem of ‘radically wiki’ news

 

Along with most journalists, I like the speed and compression of Twitter. But in a tweet yesterday I over-condensed something I had to say about an online news site called Wikitribune. This post expands and explains.

Wikitribune’s founder Jimmy Wales (also the guy who created Wikipedia) had emailed the site’s followers to say that it was about to go ‘radically wiki’. Users of the site had from the start last year been encouraged to edit and contribute to stories, but filtered and overseen by a small team of journalists. Now, Wales wrote, the Wikitribune ‘community’ would have greater control: Continue reading →

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