[Foundation-l] Murdoch newspaper websites to go paywall - opportunity for citizen journalism!

Goldzahn Goldzahn at gmx.net
Sat May 9 00:53:46 UTC 2009

My Problem with Wikinews is, that writing news is very time consuming 
and old news ist rather worthless. So the balance is bad. That is 
different to e.g. Wikipedia. A more collaborate way of writing news 
could reduce the cost of writing news, but after publishing it is 
loosing its worth still. What is old news for?

Sage Ross schrieb:
> On Thu, May 7, 2009 at 7:33 AM, David Gerard <dgerard-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org> wrote:
>> http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/may/07/rupert-murdoch-charging-websites
>> Time for Wikinews to get recruiting ...
>> - d.
> Maybe we should also try rethinking how Wikinews works, namely, by
> following Clay Shirky's advice for social media and "go where people
> are convening online, rather than starting a new place to convene".
> Wikinews isn't new, per se, but it's new to the great majority of
> established and potential citizen journalists out there.  We need to
> find ways of bringing Wikinews--as an opportunity for collaboration,
> rather than finished product--to the places where real and potential
> citizen journalists convene.
> I blogged my thoughts in this vein a few days ago,
> http://ragesossscholar.blogspot.com/2009/05/rethinking-wikinews.html ,
> but I'm sure there are lots of other potential ways to make Wikinews a
> positive and significant force in this period of turmoil for
> journalism.
> -Sage (User:Ragesoss)
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