Hi Fae, Is there a possibility for you to contact Jimbo or any Wikitribune staff member about this? I don't just think a thread here on what has happened to Wikitribune serves any useful purpose.
Regards, Isaac. On Oct 21, 2017 12:45 PM, "Fæ" <fae...@gmail.com> wrote: > On 25 April 2017 at 22:59, Jimmy Wales <jimmywa...@wikia-inc.com> wrote: > > > > Today I announced a new initiative, outside of my Wikimedia activities, > > to combat fake news. It is important to me that I share directly with > > all of you information about this new initiative early on. > > > > The new project will use a wiki-style setup and experiment with > > bringing together professional journalists and community contributors to > > produce fact-checked, global news stories. At launch, we'll be using a > > hacked version of wordpress and we'll be evaluating whether that's the > > right tool moving forward. Wordpress has a lot to > > commend it (free software, mature platform, used by lots of newsrooms, > > active developer ecosystem) but also has some philosophy that's quite > > "top down" in a way. > > (Not many people would think in a wiki way when setting up a newsroom!) > > > > This new initiative, Wikitribune, will be a learning experience - my > > vision is one that I've had a hard time explaining... except to > > Wikimedians who tend to immediately > > get it. > > > > While I am launching this project independent from Wikipedia and the > > Wikimedia Foundation, it is my plan that this new project will work > > alongside Wikimedia in the free knowledge movement. For example, I hope > > that the numerous Wikinews/Wikinoticias/Wikinotizie/etc. communities can > > collaborate with the Wikitribune community in way that allows both to > > learn and benefit from each other. Additionally, Wikitribune will > > utilize the same Creative Commons license (CC-BY) as other free content > > projects in > > the news space - so they can take the stories written by our > > professional journalists and communities and make use of them. > > > > You can find out more information about Wikitribune at: > > https://www.wikitribune.com > > > > Thank you for your time and I'm happy to answer questions! (But I'm > > quite swamped with everything at the moment so please forgive me if I > > answer in bursts!) > > > > --Jimbo > > Would anyone like to give an update, with some verifiable sources, on > what has happened to Wikitribune? Perhaps it will remain at an > indefinite "venture capital stage" with no launch date, or maybe there > been a decision to pull the plug? > > I have been hunting around for publications since the announcement on > this list, and believe there has been none apart from a poorly judged > "taster" article, based on an interview with Richard Curtis, which > appeared intended to promote a forthcoming charity event aimed at > media luvvies. The "taster" had a poor reception for its bias and > errors. > > In the light of how huge "fake news" has become this year, it is > surprising that the team of journalists employed by Wikitribune for > over six months (fack check please?) have missed out on the > opportunity to be seen influencing press coverage of say, Trump, > Brexit, Facebook ads or even planet Niburi by providing their own fact > checks. > > Links: > 1. Taster article: > https://medium.com/wikitribune/wikitribune-taster-1-the-great-and-the- > good-meet-to-promote-un-global-goals-729a22401bd3 > 2. Times response to the taster: > https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/jimmy-wales-wikitribune-s-weak-debut- > rattles-backers-lily-cole-5zs3q37gs > 3. Related announcement of launch edition, Aug 2017: > https://www.journalism.co.uk/news/wikitribune-announces- > launch-editor-and-plans-to-publish-first-edition-this-year/s2/a708086/ > > Thanks, > Fae > -- > fae...@gmail.com https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Fae > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > wiki/Wikimedia-l > New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>