This "exclusive" is PR

Summary:No matter how good Wikinews is, this "exclusive interview" with Jimmy Wales, the founder of the Wikimedia Foundation is the same kind of PR you get from the mainstream. Jimbo says a lot of good things, but this is like having the Survivor rejectee on the CBS morning show the next day....

No matter how good Wikinews is, this "exclusive interview" with Jimmy Wales, the founder of the Wikimedia Foundation is the same kind of PR you get from the mainstream.

Jimbo says a lot of good things, but this is like having the Survivor rejectee on the CBS morning show the next day.... All cross-promotion-all-the-time is not what people need more of, but less.

Can we be honest in civic media and not make news out of promotions, please?

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