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Wikinews

ISOJ 2005

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Wikinews

  1. 1. What is WikiNews? • Free content source • MediaWiki software • Building community
  2. 2. Who is involved? • 4000+ registered users worldwide • 12 languages • From reader , to editor, to wiki-addict…
  3. 3. When did it happen? • Beta November 2004 • Ideal meets Reality & implodes: The tsunami of Dec. 26 • This week, 18 articles per day
  4. 4. Why do people do this? • Covering what interests them • Supporting the community
  5. 5. How is it working? • Typical article: Synthesis – But with references • Original reporting – Mostly local – Photojournalism
  6. 6. Further Questions?
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