Wikipedia founder coolish on citizen journalism

It seems Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales isn't so crazy about citizen journalism.While this might sound highly ironic given that Wikipedia itself is a product of thousands of citizen contributors, an online encyclopedia is a different proposition from online news.

It seems Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales isn't so crazy about citizen journalism.

While this might sound highly ironic given that Wikipedia itself is a product of thousands of citizen contributors, an online encyclopedia is a different proposition from online news.

Here's what Wales has got to say about this:

While some kinds of citizen newsgathering can "drive toward objectivity" without being always "biased or inflammatory," he said, it just won't replace traditional journalism, with its mechanisms to ensure reporters are not just pushing an agenda.

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