4 Minute Roundup: Editorial Layer at Wikipedia; NYT-ProPublica Story

    by Mark Glaser
    August 28, 2009

    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.

    Tagged: flyp media jim gaines new york times propublica wikipedia

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