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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Recent Contributions from Peter Bale

  1. Sex and power: Is this a turning point? Added element and paragraph from Nov 18, FT article
  2. Top Stories adding more community content
  3. Big Read: Loss of tropical forests threatens search for antibiotics fixing format
  4. Big Read: Loss of tropical forests threatens search for antibiotics Minor change to paragraph two
  5. Hello, world: this is WikiTribune Adding sign in and register and some links to important pages at the bottom
  6. Top Stories Weekend adjustments
  7. Top Stories Changed dynamic navigation
  8. Top Stories Revised top towards weekend
  9. Big Read: Loss of tropical forests threatens search for antibiotics Adding link to superbugs
  10. Lebanese PM Hariri expected in France, Mugabe makes first appearance Reordered and updated
  11. Antibiotic resistance: a looming crisis Updated
  12. Antibiotic resistance: a looming crisis Timestamp updated
  13. Antibiotic resistance: a looming crisis Edited and additional images
  14. Antibiotic resistance is a looming health crisis Editing
  15. Zimbabweans, long used to economic crisis, turn to Bitcoin Reworking. Needs sources and accurate attribution.
  16. Top Stories Updated and reordered
  17. Mugabe makes first public appearance, Cambodia faces international opposition Edited and published, PGB
  18. Top Stories Updating to Big Read towards the weekend look and feel
  19. Big Read: Loss of tropical forests threatens search for antibiotics Final edit and filed, changed primary category
  20. Cambodia’s main opposition party must dissolve, high court rules formatting

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

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