Jimmy Wales

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Jimmy Wales

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18 May 2018

12:21:37, 18 May 2018 (diff | hist). . "Psychedelic renaissance"? (Updated → didn't mean to publish yet)

17 May 2018

08:38:56, 17 May 2018 ( diff | hist). . UN warns of more Gaza violence after 60 Palestinians killed in 24 hours (Updated → softening to reflect this is a Hamas claim)

11 May 2018

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29 March 2018

13:52:37, 29 Mar 2018 (diff). . Top Stories (Updated → making background solid)
13:51:37, 29 Mar 2018 (diff). . Top Stories (Updated → removing cool quote for now)
13:46:46, 29 Mar 2018 (diff). . Top Stories (Updated → minor tweak)
13:24:27, 29 Mar 2018 (diff). . Top Stories (Updated → testing a new message)

26 March 2018

• (view) . . Comment: 'Examples will be made': UK looks to target Russian assets and improve scrutiny‎; 10:32:15, 26 Mar 2018 . . Jimmy Wales (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( Comment -> Also the link to "Anti-corruption experts told..." appears to be broken? )
• (view) . . Comment: 'Examples will be made': UK looks to target Russian assets and improve scrutiny‎; 10:24:24, 26 Mar 2018 . . Jimmy Wales (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( Comment -> It is unclear whether the worse 'blasé' is WikiTribune editorializing (and if so, needs to be changed, as we don't editorialize in that way) or a quote (in which case, the person who characterized it should be quoted instead). )
• (view) . . Comment: American high school journalists fight school-ordered censorship‎; 10:22:25, 26 Mar 2018 . . Jimmy Wales (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( Comment -> Fire away, Georg, what do you want to ask? If it isn't relevant to this particular story, you might find my user talk page a better place to ask? https://www.wikitribune.com/user/jimmy-wales/#talk )

24 March 2018

23 March 2018

13:51:07, 23 Mar 2018 ( diff | hist). . WikiTribune becomes ever more "wiki" (Updated → adding a call to action)
13:50:02, 23 Mar 2018 (diff | hist). . WikiTribune becomes ever more "wiki" (Updated → First draft)

10 March 2018

• (view) . . Comment: Reputation management by countries with difficult records‎; 22:29:06, 10 Mar 2018 . . Jimmy Wales (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( Comment -> Yes. The correct neutral term for this is reputation management. I have changed the title accordingly. )
• (view) . . Comment: Reputation management by countries with difficult records‎; 22:27:40, 10 Mar 2018 . . Jimmy Wales (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( Comment -> There having been no counter-arguments I have changed the title in line with this discussion. )
22:26:05, 10 Mar 2018 ( diff | hist). . Reputation management by countries with difficult records (Updated → changing title per discussion on talk. NPOV is non-negotiable)

26 February 2018

24 February 2018

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28 March 2018

• (view) . . Comment: Feedback on everything please!‎; 09:12:07, 28 Mar 2018 . . Peter Bale (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( Comment -> I'll try to make sure we include that DW piece. It is a reliable source anyone can see that the language used by the current foreign secretary is unusually florid for someone in that position: for example the remark about the World Cup being compared with the Berlin Olympics. We can report it and let others make up their minds but I think most "reasonable people" would think that remark was a gratuitous overreach. It's interesting what you say about opinion. On WikiTribune my own opinion should be irrelevant but I do think on TALK I can be allowed a little latitude to discuss some of the thinking behind our decisions with thoughtful people like you and many others who challenge what you're reading or challenge whether those we quote have sufficient facts behind them. It is also the case that people like a prime minister have a pulpit and access to information which make them news almost regardless of what they say: by virtue of their status. Thanks for those links to the Skripal evidence. It is interesting to me that so may diplomatic expulsions have occurred from other countries before the results of the OPCW inquiry are known. This one will run and run. )

12 January 2018

11 December 2017

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  1. Hej Jimmy,

    I hope this reaches you well!

    I really like the WikiTribune Project and think there is a lot of potential. I would like to support in an active way and lead an initiative to grow grassroots collaborative storytelling. Is there a way to get support, tools, funding or is there a way to integrate the work into the existing platform? I have some resources at my disposal and have a good network of activists, community leaders, and event organisers who could benefit from a well built tool for collaborative storytelling.

    Sincerely, c

    1. Sounds super interesting! We are focussed on very neutral, fact-based hard news, which I think in many ways is easier to collaborate on that more “colorful” storytelling, and so depending on what you mean, I think we’re on the same wavelength!

      1. Yep we probably are on the same wave for sure. Is there a way to find out how the platform is going to grow, what the strategy is? If there are stories that are more local then communities might be more active in their role in collaboration…and I would love to help get those stories started and activate communities.

  2. Hi Jimmy,

    Thank you so much for replying to my tweet. I would love to discuss with you a way to dispel public skepticism of the news presented by WikiTribune. The idea I have would be in conjunction with world class fact checking.

    I believe the main reason people doubt the veracity of news stories is that they identify a political bias coming through from the reporter, or even the organization. This is true no matter which side of the spectrum you’re on.

    Here’s how it happens.

    Reporter with liberal bias reports glass half full. Liberal news consumers do not identify any bias. Conservative news consumers immediately feel the bias. They go to their own news source who reports glass half empty, and feel the reporting here is much more objective.

    To fix this problem, you staff your newsroom with half liberals and half conservatives.

    The liberal reporter writes a story reporting the glass half full. Now the story is given to the conservative reporter who immediately identifies the bias. They edit the story. Since they were able to identify the offending particle, they can suggest: The glass has 50cc’s of water in it.

    Then they give it back to the liberal who agrees and the story goes out to the public, reporting the fact: Glass contains 50cc’s of water.

    Having reporters on both sides of the political spectrum will help you in ways you can’t foresee. It’s not just stories themselves that contain a political bias, it’s the number of stories on a certain topic, and the way you pick the stories to report on, and things that I can’t foresee either.

    Thanks for considering.

  3. I intend to start a new project focusing on revealing commonly-cited ideas or statistics that are fake or misleading, as well as debunking or correcting general common misconceptions that have badly skewed the news. These misconceptions often act as axioms or underlying assumptions altering how news is reported in other places, or are stated as simple, commonly-known facts (without citation).

    Some of these will be sensitive or controversial – I’d expect everyone would be alarmed by at least one of them. I’m prepared to write about a half-dozen articles over the next couple of days, and I have a format prepared, but I need someone to run the format and core data by. I don’t want to publish anything that would tarnish Wiki Tribune’s reputation, or drag this new project into controversy without the approval of the people running it. Would it be possible to have a private dialogue prior to my writing those articles?

    1. Just go ahead and get started – at the moment articles are only visible “on the backend” until they are published, and that’s a great place to get initial feedback.

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