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Wikipedia as Participatory Journalism: Reliable Sources? Metrics for evaluating collaborative media as a news resource

@inproceedings{Lih2004WikipediaAP,
  title={Wikipedia as Participatory Journalism: Reliable Sources? Metrics for evaluating collaborative media as a news resource},
  author={Andrew Lih},
  year={2004}
}
  • A. Lih
  • Published 2004
  • Computer Science
Wikipedia is an Internet-based, user contributed encyclopedia that is collaboratively edited, and utilizes the wiki concept – the idea that any user on the Internet can change any page within the Web site, even anonymously. Paradoxically, this seemingly chaotic process has created a highly regarded reference on the Internet. Wikipedia has emerged as the largest example of participatory journalism to date – facilitating many-to-many communication among users editing articles, all working towards… 
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