On Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 5:19 PM, David Gerard <dgerard(a)gmail.com> wrote:
"So, in essence, many Wikipedia articles are
another way that the work
of news publications is quickly condensed and reused without
This is more than a little rich considering Wikipedia is the
number-one universal backgrounder for working journalists.
I do think it's a valid complaint.
I feel that Wikinews might be pushing things; it is still essentially
a distillation of other people's work.
And the *most* newsworthy stuff makes it into Wikipedia. As a reader
of Wikipedia I think it's absolutely great. As an editor I'm
astonished at what fellow editors accomplish with topics. But if I put
myself in the shoes of journalists and newspaper owners I would be
thinking there's something unfair going on.