Tag Archives: Wikipedia

Is Wikipedia Turning Into A PR Playground?

From last weekend’s Wall Street Journal: Wikipedia has a numbers problem: Its use is growing, but fewer editors are opting to edit the sprawling online encyclopedia. And it isn’t clear how many more editors are needed to sustain the critical … Continue reading

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F.B.I.=Federal Bureau of Idiots

Sometimes you just gotta reprint – er, report (Fair Use-wise) – a newspaper piece in full. From Tuesday’s New York Times: F.B.I., Challenging Use of Seal, Gets Back a Primer on the Law The Federal Bureau of Investigation has taken on … Continue reading

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Ad o’ the Clay®

Welcome to the truly weird Cats Against Clay campaign: Here’s a press release explaining at least part of it: Cat owners across the U.S. are receiving a clear message from their resident felines:  No more clay litter!  The demand is the … Continue reading

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Copyrights and Wrongs

A couple of cracking good (as the Brits say) copyright dustups are in the news lately. First, there’s this: “John McCain Apologizes To Jackson Browne, Settles Dispute Over ‘Running On Empty.’” Browne sued McCain, the Republican National Committee, and the … Continue reading

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Is the Times Guilty of Wiki-pediment?

The soon-to-be-a-major-motion-picture saga of New York Times reporter David Rohde – who was kidnapped, along with his translator,  by the Taliban last November and  escaped, along with his translator, last Saturday – has raised some Big J journalism questions about the … Continue reading

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