Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales launches Wikitribune, a large-scale attempt to combat fake news » Nieman Lab #news #fakenews #librarianship #factcheck #crowdsourced #journalism #media


Feeling more skeptical than hopeful about the launch of this new service…unless that is the crowdsourced fact checks are completed by only volunteer librarians!

The crowd-funded news platform aims to combat fake news by combining professional journalism with volunteer fact checking: “news by the people and for the people.” READ MORE: Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales launches Wikitribune, a large-scale attempt to combat fake news » Nieman Journalism Lab

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Riptide Digital News History Interviews… | AllThingsD


I don’t know what to say about Riptide, the massive oral history of digital journalism that popped up on the Web tonight.

That’s because I’ve been looking at it for a couple hours, and have no idea how much of it I’ve consumed.

But it doesn’t seem like a very significant percentage: The project, sponsored by Harvard’s Joan Shorenstein Center, revolves around interviews with more than 60 people who have played key roles in the way news and the news business has transformed in the last few decades. 

There are more than 50 hours of video on the site.

via Riptide Digital News History Interviews with Google, Twitter, NYT – Peter Kafka | AllThingsD.

Washington Post sold to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos for $250m | Media | The Guardian


Bezos told the Post that as its new owner he would be entering “uncharted terrain” that would “require experimentation”. He tried to assuage those who fear his reign might bring editorial interference by saying “there would be change with our without new ownership. But the key thing I hope people will take away from this is that the values of the Post do not need changing. The duty of the paper is to the readers, not the owners.”

See the full article: Washington Post sold to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos for $250m | Media | The Guardian.