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    i hope not, it is so hard to get facts without somebodies opinion, point of view or agenda.
    i think that wiki tribune should have a skeleton staff to drive its core stream of events and discussion.
    it might help if we create a code of conduct they can work by being impartial about the news.

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    Not sure what the point of this is. WikiTribune is far from dead. I don’t think we need to respond to every silly news story about us.

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      Far from dead? I mean yeah the domain is live and here we are, but come on…

      The most current “current” affairs story is still from the middle of 2018.

      https://www.wikitribune.com/category/current-affairs/?post_type=stories

      And the founder of this site is quoted and interviewed in that “silly” news.

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        you know, WT is in its’ pilot phase, don’t you?

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          The interview made it seems like the staffed phase was the pilot with a transition to more community load being the next, and that’s where things faltered. Did things improve after that?

          Are there any stats on activity here we can check?

          At the very least some categories are seriously under served.

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            In Oct., Jimmy wrote in a letter to the community: “Our goal is to stay in ‘pilot’ for another 6 months to a year and then move to ‘beta’.”
            https://www.wikitribune.com/project/what-we-have-learned-so-far/

            I don’t know about an activity stat, sorry.

            Your interesting remark about covering the topics also raises questions e.g. about a weighting of topics depending on their respective importance, and about the compilation of the topic list at all. What do you think about passing your remark to discord or, if you are not subscribed, to “Feedback on everything” (https://www.wikitribune.com/project/feedback-on-everything-please/ )?

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              Ahh excellent, thank you. Maybe add that stuff to the main story?

              Happy to put feedback if that’s helpful. I’ll look into the link you gave. Not a fan of discord. Thanks again 🙂

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    Is there a difference between a journalist and a news reporter? I think so. A journalist writes about the news. A reporter advises what the news is. These are not always easily separable, but it might be helpful for the community to discuss this in the context of WT. As community members, are we journalists or reporters?

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      Interesting question. Looking back, I think I always parsed them as a general and a specific term. Like all reporters were journalists, not all journalists were reporters. To me reporter meant something like investigator, because of TV, but journalist could be anything in that field, including editor, publisher, etc. But that was all just my personal read. No idea how accurate that is.

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        After seeing the media seesawing on a couple of recent explosive stories, I think fact checking and balanced news reporting is in great demand. In fact, I think that open source news will be more trusted in the future than corporate news.

        Also, I feel that having more discussions on a wide range of topics which have limited facts at this time (enough to start a discussion) would be a great way to expand the reader base. People are thirsty for a stable, reliable and main stream platform where they can talk about a lot of pressing issues which might not be picked up by the corporate media. Youtubers putting out videos on news stories get more views than “traditional” media outlets on Youtube already.

        Edited: 2019-01-22 05:48:17 By Arjun Chatterjee (talk | contribs) + 479 Characters .. + 201% change.‎‎ (Note | Diff)

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          Lots of truth there. This effort is an excellent one and I hope it pans out.

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            Seconded, this could be the beginning of something significant.

            I think open source news and history is likely to be a huge contributor to what people think about us in the future.

            I’m not sure what the right model for bringing and aligning those open contributions is however. I’d not want this to fall to or be taken over by the bots.

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