Nieman Foundation at Harvard
The future of local news is “civic information,” not “declining legacy systems,” says new report
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CNET / Jackson Ryan / Jun 28
“In recent weeks, increasing press coverage from the likes of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post has seen the lab leak hypothesis endlessly debated on social media, talk radio and primetime TV. It’s become unavoidable. Unless you visit Wikipedia’s COVID-19 pandemic page. The words ‘lab leak’ aren’t mentioned anywhere. To find them, you have to know where to look: the “Talk” page. The Talk page is like a collaborative Google Doc, a place where the legion of volunteer editors can raise queries and kick around new ideas on how articles might be improved. Even veteran Wikipedia users might not notice the small tab at the top left of every article that takes you behind the curtain.”
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