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Wikipedia's role in journalism

In an article in American Journalism Review, Donna Shaw discusses the role of Wikipedia in today's society, specifically in the field of journalism. The article describes the vast spectrum of attitudes regarding the use of Wikipedia as a source in news articles. While some editors, authors, and teachers refuse to accept it as a source for any reason, others believe that "as a road map to reliable sources, Wikipedia seems valuable."

Smarter Wikipedia released

A new Wikipedia browsing Firefox add-on was released with the name Smarter Wikipedia. When browsing with Smarter Wikipedia, another box appears on the lefthand side of the screen labeled "related articles," which provides a series of links to articles which are relevant to the page that is currently being viewed. The add-on also allows highlighted terms to be searched for on Wikipedia or Google. Lifehacker writer Kevin Purdy describes Smarter Wikipedia as being a "helpful navigational tool".

Skittles ad campaign features Wikipedia

Product Placement News reports that a newly redesigned website and ad campaign for the candy Skittles features Wikipedia, Twitter and other social media content. The Wikipedia article is used directly in place of conventional product descriptions. As of writing, the site,, does not function properly on all browsers.

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Skittles is retarded. That's a 'redesign' of a site? More like simply copying. What kind of marketing strategy is that? If someone wants Wikipedia they go directly there, not, a far more inferior, restrictive shitty site. (talk) 10:55, 5 March 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Lifehacker editor's name... Kevin Purdy, not Kevin Burdy. See and [1]. —Vanderdeckenξφ 10:54, 6 March 2009 (UTC)[reply]


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