Tag Archives: Wikipedia biography controversy

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 »