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    Are We To Have A Reliable News Service At Last?

    From the founder of Wikipedia cones Wikitribune and if it does half as good a job then I, for one, will sign up :-

    Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales creates news service Wikitribune - BBC News

    I just tried to log in but it appears that they've been overwhelmed by the response :-

    https://www.wikitribune.com/

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    Re: Are We To Have A Reliable News Service At Last?

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    Still unobtainable at 1.30 pm.

    Let us hope it will raise the standards by being the 'go to' site to solve any 'alternative facts'.
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    Re: Are We To Have A Reliable News Service At Last?

    I was able to get in. It showed a video of the news problem. It also showed 1 out of 10 journalists hired and the number of financial contributors. It also showed "29 days to go." That was about it.

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    I signed up as a supporter. We'll see how it plays out.
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    Re: Are We To Have A Reliable News Service At Last?

    So, what will be the idea, that the community becomes the journalists and the journalist becomes the editor and both as subject to standards that Wiki defines?

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    Re: Are We To Have A Reliable News Service At Last?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahso! View Post
    So, what will be the idea, that the community becomes the journalists and the journalist becomes the editor and both as subject to standards that Wiki defines?
    Well, it seems that the plan is to have profesional journalist and volunteers scan the main news sources, such as AP, Reuters, and such and compare the original report to the articles posted by others, and try to do some real-time fact-checking.
    Since have the news publications feel the need to word-smith the original news to fit their "Editorial Standards" (read advertisers opinions) and since most news publications no long employ fact-checkers and proofreaders, there is hope for a more "balanced" final report.

    We'll see haw that plays out.
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    I'll be surprised if it doesn't have any bias what so ever. I think the days of impartial reporting or journalism is long gone. For some reason everyone seems to have to choose a side now days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YZGI View Post
    I'll be surprised if it doesn't have any bias what so ever. I think the days of impartial reporting or journalism is long gone. For some reason everyone seems to have to choose a side now days.
    Conservatribune, anyone (or better yet - Alternatribune)? I'm sure Wikitribune will be quickly labeled as a liberal biased outlet like Wikipedia was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LarsMac View Post
    Well, it seems that the plan is to have profesional journalist and volunteers scan the main news sources, such as AP, Reuters, and such and compare the original report to the articles posted by others, and try to do some real-time fact-checking.
    Since have the news publications feel the need to word-smith the original news to fit their "Editorial Standards" (read advertisers opinions) and since most news publications no long employ fact-checkers and proofreaders, there is hope for a more "balanced" final report.

    We'll see haw that plays out.
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