(N)ews was being
produced by regular
people who had
something to say and
show, and not solely
by the "ofﬁcial" news
organizations that had
how the ﬁrst draft of
history would look.
(Peer production projects
like Wikipedia) enables
many more individuals to
observations and their
viewpoints to many others,
and to do so in a way that
cannot be controlled by
media owners and is not as
easily corruptible by money
as were the mass media.
1. Wikipedia does journalism
2. Wikipedia avoids being biased
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reliable, published source. Articles may
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of published material that serves to reach
or imply a conclusion not clearly stated
by the sources themselves.
Wikipedia: No Original Research
The topic of an article should
be notable, or "worthy of notice";
that is, "signiﬁcant, interesting, or
unusual enough to deserve
attention or to be recorded”.
Egypt braces for nationwide protests!
By Jailan Zayan (AFP) – Jan 25, 2011
CAIRO — Egypt braced for a day of nationwide anti-
government protests on Tuesday, with organisers
counting on the Tunisian uprising to inspire crowds to
mobilise for political and economic reforms.
2011 Egyptian protests!
The 2011 Egyptian protests are a continuing series of
street demonstrations taking place throughout Egypt
from January 2010 onwards with organisers counting
on the Tunisian uprising to inspire the crowds to
‘(I knew) the thing was going to
be big… before the revolution
became a revolution’.