Wikipedia continued to get both positive and negative press coverage on its reputation as a reputable source. University of Connecticut's The Daily Student carried a story titled Wikipedia More Reliable Than Perceived saying, "The popular assumption with Wikipedia is that information in its articles has many flaws since they are not necessarily written by experts on the subject. Though many professors and educators frown upon Wikipedia in a research setting, the information presented in many articles is quite accurate and the validity of the web site should be reconsidered by the public at large."
The Des Moines Register carried an article documenting various Iowa towns and their strange claims to fame in an article titled Wikipedia chronicles lore, legend, lies. And a reporter with The Williams Lake Tribune claimed he is Addicted to Wikipedia.
However, ECT News (aka Linux Insider), in Wikipedia's Place in Academia Questionable, claimed "Research, the cornerstone of academia, has little room for the haphazard information-gathering Wikipedia offers. Wikipedia, as far as education goes, is best left to assist with the seventh-grade history assignment on John F. Kennedy, not the 300-level research paper on the French Revolution."
Citizendium, Larry Sanger's fork of Wikipedia (see last week's article) received broader coverage with The Guardian, The Sydney Morning Herald, and Information Week providing coverage. The Guardian article stated, "One of Wikipedia's founders, Larry Sanger, says he plans to rewrite it - as Citizendium, a "citizens' compendium". To succeed, he will probably need to attract many of the people who contribute, or used to contribute, to Wikipedia. But whether the "new Wikipedia" will avoid the problems of the old one, or just create new ones of its own, remains to be seen."
The San Diego Union-Tribune discussed the relationship between Wikipedia and Citizendium. The article stated that "Sanger said he was pleased that Wikipedia was accepting of his new project. 'We will take the best of their articles and edit them and hopefully make them better,' he said. 'And they are free to take from our articles. We're in a partnership to a certain extent, two parallel-thinking projects.'"