Wikinews:In the news

Wikinews is occasionally discussed by others. Here are a few of the links we've heard of... (also try google)

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Cited by a major news paper as a source:

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Whatever Councillor Joe Mihevc's flaws, false modesty is not among them. The Ward 21, St. Paul's councillor, facing a strong challenge from veteran politicians John Sewell and John Adams, answered a survey from Internet site Wikinews that asked, in part, what city council decisions of the past term were the least desirable. His answer? "Ward 21 was well served by City Council, " he replied. "No adverse decisions were made."


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+ A ton of other articles citing Chris Benoit mystery editor confesses: claims "terrible coincidence" and related articles.

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However, most other attempts at citizen journalism haven't fared so well.
Cincinnati Enquirer's Gregory Korte: "Certainly, people are more than willing to give their opinion. Providing information is something else. And expecting people to go out of their way - to do anything like the kind of reporting that professional journalists do - just isn't realistic."
Even Wikipedia, arguably the most successful crowdsourcing site available, hasn't exactly shaken the world with Wikinews, its attempt at citizen journalism that was launched more than two years ago.

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Good read.

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Not about us in any way, but mention our writing contest in a paragraph near the end

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Compares Wikinews', BBC's, and Daily Telegraph's reportings on the July 7th bombings.

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Tip nr. 8: Keep Wikipedia sister sites like Wikinews on your radar. For one, Wikipedia's sister sites form part of the internal link network, unlike regular external links. Second, these sites get traffic, search engine visibility, and links too. You might even want to incorporate into your PR strategy getting coverage on Wikinews. Just like your PR firm or PR department would approach journalists with story pitches in the mainstream media, they can approach Wikinews correspondents as well.

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Wikinews is a wiki in which users write news articles collaboratively. The project, established in 2004, is run by the Wikimedia Foundation, the organization that also supports Wikipedia. Wikinews has produced over 37,000 articles in 22 languages, with roughly one quarter of those in the English language version of the site. The site foundered early; its output seems to have stabilized to about 4-6 news articles daily, compared to an average of 16 articles each day in 2004.
Comment: Although it's a thesis, the author didn't quite like us too much. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 18:49, 4 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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  • Joan Connell Sea Change editor@msn, January 20, 2005

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Seriously, it mentions us. Second from last paragraph!
and just in case you were wondering who he was that night search google for (rashomon AND wikinews) (Thanks Simmo for the catch)

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See section 8 under Sixteen tips for becoming a respected wikipedian.

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