Re: [Wikimedia-l] "News Integrity Initiative" at CUNY

2017-04-27 Thread Rogol Domedonfors
Will the Foundation be seeking to join in the initiative and possibly secure some funding to support and enhance the Wikinews projects? It seems that some of the supporters of this project are already donors to the Foundation, so there is a pre-existing relationship. "Rogol" On Wed, Apr 5, 2017

Re: [Wikimedia-l] "News Integrity Initiative" at CUNY

2017-04-10 Thread pi zero
Nupedia had severely defective strategy and tactics. It was also an encyclopedia, not a news project. So it has pretty much zero bearing on any aspect of the current situation. On Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 1:11 PM, Gerard Meijssen wrote: > Hoi, > Vetting before

Re: [Wikimedia-l] "News Integrity Initiative" at CUNY

2017-04-10 Thread Gerard Meijssen
Hoi, Vetting before publication proved a failure. It is why we have Wikipedia and not Nupedia. Thanks, GerardM On 10 April 2017 at 14:44, pi zero wrote: > English Wikinews took serious measures for reliability back in 2009. For > our pains, we've received mostly

Re: [Wikimedia-l] "News Integrity Initiative" at CUNY

2017-04-10 Thread pi zero
English Wikinews took serious measures for reliability back in 2009. For our pains, we've received mostly grief from the Foundation, and from a vocal segment of the Wikipedian community. If they consulted, before this expertise-lending, with the sister project that specializes in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] "News Integrity Initiative" at CUNY

2017-04-08 Thread Rogol Domedonfors
On a related note, the Foundation Blog https://blog.wikimedia.org/2017/04/07/misinfocon-fake-news/ proudly announces that "the Wikimedia Foundation joined a handful of media organization at the MIT Media Lab to lend their expertise at MisInfoCon". That's certainly good to hear, but a little short

[Wikimedia-l] "News Integrity Initiative" at CUNY

2017-04-05 Thread wiki.pine
FYI:  https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2017/04/04/new-nonprofit-consortium-will-focus-countering-fake-news-building-trust-media/ Involved parties include some names that will be familiar to Wikimedians and WMFers: "AppNexus, Betaworks, Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund, Democracy Fund, Ford