Wikitribune


Jimmy Wales, the co-founder if Wikimedia, and the Wikimedia Foundation are launching an interesting new kind of news site, Wikitribune:

From the website –

A new kind of news platform.

Wikitribune is a news platform that brings journalists and a community of volunteers together.

We want to make sure that you read fact-based articles that have a real impact in both local and global events. And that stories can be easily verified and improved.

They are asking for donations so they can hire 10 full-time journalists. Those journalists will be tasked with reporting news stories that will then be fact-checked and edited by the wide world of internet volunteers.

Wikipedia itself has been dogged with issues of accuracy but, for the most part remains a rich and reliable starting point for good information.

It will be interesting to see if they can succeed in presenting a fair and balanced view of what is going on around us – Evidence-based journalism.

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Mayor - City of Oakley, Data Center Manager of Mainframe Operations and Optimization – USS-POSCO INDUSTRIES, Co-Founder and Board Member - Friends of Oakley A Community Foundation, Advisory Board – Opportunity Junction, Commissioner - Contra Costa Transportation Authority, Board Member - Tri Delta Transit and Transplan
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