Wednesday, 26 April 2017


Via Kottke’s quick links we discover that Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is launching an evidence-based journalism platform to combat the yellow press and fake-news. Advertisement-free and with original, reliable sources highlighted and not buried and de-contextualised references, Wikitribune aims to put reader and reporter on the same level. Given that the online community of encyclopædists is already proving itself more resistant to vandalism, rumour and fantasy than other outlets, we think that the new venture will succeed and thrive.