I received an email from Joe Light of the Boston Globe about a week ago
requesting an interview with me. I responded enthusiastically giving him a
list of times to call; however I have'nt heard from him since.
On 6/21/05, Erik Moeller <erik_moeller(a)gmx.de> wrote:
Thank you so much to everyone who helped and
supported the Rwanda week,
back in London now after an amazing time over
there. Live reporting was
harder than I expected so the whole thing would
not have been possible
hadn't been for all the efforts others put
into writing Rwanda stories
know it was hugely appreciated by people there,
who are much more used
being ignored by the international community.
Now if only we could establish a permanent presence there .. One thing
that might work is using cell phones to record reports, which are at
least somewhat widespread in Africa. There's a project underway to make
Wikipedia content available to Africans via cell phones (using
text-to-speech and free callbacks), perhaps a similar approach could be
used for Wikinews, both for recording and reading (listening to) news.
Anyone interested in working on this - drop me a mail, and I'll put you
in touch with the right people.
I'm planning to write a report on what can be
learnt from the experience
terms of access to technology, other problems,
the usefulness of
getting alternative voices heard and potential
future ideas so will do
soon, hope it will be useful. Erik, if you could
let me know when you're
working on State of the Wiki I can try and get it to you before then?
Will be written and published in early July probably. I'm planning to do
a little user survey again, and I'll contact you when I do that.
Also, someone from the Boston Globe called me out
there to talk about
conference & Wikinews (hopefully he also
spoke to someone with rather
experience...) I think he was comparing WN with
Ohmynews (?) so we'll
what he comes up with.
OhMyNews is probably the largest citizen journalism project (unless you
count Indymedia as citizen journalism). I'm invited to a conference in
Seoul this week to speak about Wikinews at the OhMyNews forum. I'll try
to give you all an idea what these people are working on when I get back.
I've been completely convinced of the value
of WN over the past week and
look forward to continued involvement!
Wonderful. It's great to have you on board.
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