Tag Archives: USA TODAY

The Last Chapter in the Wikipedia Tale?

By | December 11, 2005

So we now know who was behind the Wikipedia Seigenthaler entry : the prankster has confessed. It started as a joke and ended up as a shot heard round the Internet, with the joker quitting his job and Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, suffering a blow to its credibility. A man in Nashville, Tenn., has admitted that, in trying… Read More »

The “Danger” of Wikipedia: “volunteer vandals with poison-pen intellects”

By | December 1, 2005

An interesting piece in Editor & Publisher on The Danger of Wikipedia, that quotes a USA Today piece written by John Seigenthaler, a retired journalist who served as Robert Kennedy’s administrative assistant in the early 1960s, says that a very personal experience has convinced him that “Wikipedia is a flawed and irresponsible research tool”: Seigenthaler writes that a… Read More »

The Digital Fallout Of Journalistic Plagiarism and Fakery

By | March 24, 2004

How do you correct the Internet? All these reports of plagiarism and fakery in U.S. journalism — at least 10, according to the New York Times — raise a question I haven’t seen addressed elsewhere. What should newspapers and other publications which have carried the reports do about setting the record straight? A USA Today report says of… Read More »

Column: Klips

By | April 21, 2002

Loose Wire: When Push Comes to Shove By Jeremy Wagstaff from the 25 April 2002 edition of the Far Eastern Economic Review, (c) 2003, Dow Jones & Company, Inc. I think I can safely say it, though others have been saying it for years: Push is dead. In which case I’d like to be the first to say:… Read More »