Here’s the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. In this week’s edition, I look at the recent move by Wikipedia to add an editorial layer to some entries, the so-called “Flagged Revisions” that will only allow changes that are approved by certain editors. Plus, the New York Times Magazine will be running a story co-produced with ProPublica that cost $400,000 to produce over two years. And Flyp Media’s Jim Gaines explains why he thinks print magazines are falling short with online storytelling.

Check it out:


Background music is “What the World Needs” by the The Ukelele Hipster Kings via PodSafe Music Network.

Here are some links to related sites and stories mentioned in the podcast:

Wikipedia: No longer the Wild West? at CNN

Wikipedia to Limit Changes to Articles on People at NY Times

Confused About Wikipedia’s Flagged Revisions? What’s Really Happening at ReadWriteWeb

The Big Question – Why has Wikipedia changed editorial policy, and will it improve the website? at The Independent

Wikipedia editing controls spell end to famously open system at the Irish Times

Wikipedia Mulls Adding More Editorial Control at PC World

Talk to the Times – Assistant Managing Editor Gerald Marzorati at NY Times

An extremely expensive cover story — with a new way of footing the bill at Nieman Journalism Lab

Editor’s Letter at NY Times

Magazines Need to Embrace Multimedia Storytelling in Digital Age at PBS MediaShift

Here’s a graphical view of last week’s MediaShift survey results. The question was: “What do you think will happen to hyper-local news sites?”

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Also, be sure to vote in our poll about what you think will happen to record labels in the future.

Mark Glaser is executive editor of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He also writes the bi-weekly OPA Intelligence Report email newsletter for the Online Publishers Association. He lives in San Francisco with his son Julian. You can follow him on Twitter @mediatwit.