Peter Bale

United Kingdom

Peter Bale is the Launch Editor of WikiTribune, responsible for delivering on the editorial vision of the founders. He is a former Reuters news agency correspondent and editor and has held roles in news organisations including The Financial Times, The Times, Microsoft and CNN. Most recently he was the Chief Executive Officer of investigative journalism non-profit The Center for Public Integrity which incorporated the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. He is also the President of the Global Editors Network.

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22 March 2018

17:56:00, 22 Mar 2018 (diff | hist). . Interview: The ethics of big data: Facebook, Cambridge Analytica (updated → Publishing to make highlights stick)
• (view) . . Comment: Syrian rebels begin evacuation; Trump taps Bolton for adviser‎; 13:19:20, 22 Mar 2018 . . Peter Bale (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( Comment -> We have a freedom of information request in to the university on exactly that, thanks. It turns out other academics complained about this four years ago and the university had to bring independent arbitrators. )
11:54:47, 22 Mar 2018 . . Top Stories (updated → Updated)
11:49:47, 22 Mar 2018 (diff | hist). . Zuckerberg promises changes for 'breach of trust' on Facebook (updated → Updated with minor trim of intro)
11:43:05, 22 Mar 2018 (diff | hist). . Zuckerberg promises reforms for 'breach of trust' on Facebook (updated → Updating with new links and Zuckerberg statement)
11:36:29, 22 Mar 2018 (diff | hist). . Zuckerberg promises reforms for 'breach of trust' on Facebook (updated → Publishing to get the correct version control)

21 March 2018

• (view) . . Comment: Zuckerberg promises changes for 'breach of trust' on Facebook‎; 15:43:44, 21 Mar 2018 . . Peter Bale (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( Comment -> Changed, thanks. It's going to move fast I suspect. I think it is important to take care with Facebook's comment: gambling, here? I am shocked. )
( tax ) .. - Tag Cambridge University created; 15:41:34, 21 Mar 2018.. Peter Bale (talk | contribs)‎ ( created )
• (removed) . . Comment:European Union forces pace on protection of individual data on the internet‎; 14:05:08 . . Peter Bale (talk | contribs)‎‎ (Comment Deleted)
13:39:18, 21 Mar 2018 (diff | hist). . Facebook says "outraged" by investigation into misuse of data (updated → Putting to pending for 2nd pair of eyes)
• (view) . . Comment: Zuckerberg promises changes for 'breach of trust' on Facebook‎; 09:53:17, 21 Mar 2018 . . Peter Bale (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( Comment -> Aside from owning Whatsapp, Instagram and others, Facebook also has tracking code on many other websites. All those Facebook icons on other websites are often able to track your browsing, and if you have a Facebook account, they will know exactly who you are and what you've been looking at online. Of course, Google does much the same thing. )

20 March 2018

• (view) . . Comment: Theresa May describes 'pattern of Russian aggression against Europe'‎; 15:24:22, 20 Mar 2018 . . Peter Bale (talk | contribs)‎‎ ( Comment -> Clear marker is something we can work harder on. Thanks very much. )

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  1. Hello,

    I submitted a ‘how to’ project on browsing WT via recent changes view quite a while ago. Based on continuing comments I’ve seen on the feedback page that info would seem to be useful to many, but the project is still ‘Pending’.

    Perhaps the process for a community member creating a new project is not clear to me – does an editor need to move the status from ‘Pending’?

    Best wishes,

  2. Hi Peter, Fiona told me to write you a reminder here concerning my story which is ready since a couple of days. Regards,

    1. Thanks. Steve has sent you some suggestions. Yes?

  3. Hello Peter,

    You asked whether I thought the Nobel Prize briefing was ready for an editor to have a look at.

    If you or any other editor has the time, I would welcome you to have a look and see if it is publishable.

    I barely know the difference between story type : “briefing” and other types of articles, but I am guessing “brief” means that the article should probably not be a lot longer than it is.

    If I wrote a longer article on gravitational waves, which story type might fit best?

    1. Thanks, Daniel! Jumping in here. I’ll take a look at Nobel now.
      And we’re mindful of the potential confusion on story types. More on that TK.
      Working on smoothing out the story process over here — would love to hear more about what you’re thinking re: gravitational waves // what the STORY is!

      1. re: “re: gravitational waves // what the STORY is!”

        I tried to have a look but I could not find this story.

  4. Hello Peter,

    After some difficulty logging in, and other commitments which kept me away from WT, I’ve just started to make edits. The first few were promptly reversed! I’ve emailed Fiona, as below, and am awaiting a response.

    I also made this suggestion yesterday (showing in Talks), but had no response.

    Hello. Why are we saying in par 2 ‘It was one of……….?’ Is it not better to say ‘worst since 1949’?

    Hi Fiona,

    I made a few edits to this yesterday but it seems David Bennett reversed them – without even checking Wikipedia. We need to have reliable people. I’m not going to spend my time re-reversing. In particular, to change the Free Democratic Party back to the Federal DP is an egregious error, as was the first use of the name. How this survived so many revisions and edits is beyond me. We will have many well-educated readers when we launch and some of those would notice this mistake.

  5. Hi Peter! We can chat here from now on

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