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On The Media

Confession and Suppression

Friday, March 20, 2015

OTM examines the line between making great documentary and heeding the law. Plus, Florida officials suppressing the term "climate change," and Wikipedia vs. NSA.

On The Media

Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales Vs. NSA

Friday, March 20, 2015

The Wikimedia Foundation is suing the NSA over its "upstream" spy program. Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales discusses the "chilling effect" he says surveillance has on its users. 

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On The Media

The Surveillance Stream

Friday, March 20, 2015

You've probably heard of the NSA's "Prism" program, which collects metadata. Wikimedia and other groups are now suing over a different surveillance apparatus called "upstream."

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On The Media

Down the Wikipedia Rabbit Hole: The Game: The Solutions!

Friday, February 06, 2015

Answers to yesterday's DIY Wikipedia game, and a few more puzzles because why not.
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On The Media

Down the Wikipedia Rabbit Hole: The Game!

Thursday, February 05, 2015

A new board game puts all the time you've spent lazily clicking around the online encyclopedia to good use.
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On The Media

Wikipedia Had A Small Edit War Over Hello Kitty

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A couple of days ago, the L.A. Times shook the world when it reported that Hello Kitty is not, in fact, a cat. Here's how Wikipedia's been dealing with that. 
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On The Media

Congress Keeps Getting Banned From Wikipedia

Friday, August 22, 2014

For the third time this summer, Congressional IPs have been blocked from editing Wikipedia.
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On The Media

You Can Watch The Private Sector Edit Wikipedia Too

Monday, July 21, 2014

We're still waiting for an @TLDRedits account to appear. 

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On The Media

People Who Get Paid To Edit Wikipedia Articles Now Have to Admit It

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Wikimedia Foundation announced a rule change this week. Anyone who’s been paid to edit a wikipedia page (public relations firms, for instance) is now required to disclose that on the site.

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Freakonomics Radio

Women Are Not Men (Rebroadcast)

Thursday, March 20, 2014

In many ways, the gender gap is closing. In others, not so much. And that's not always a bad thing.

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The Takeaway

Med Students Earn Credit For Editing Wikipedia

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Wikipedia is a site that generally doesn't sit well in the world of academia. But in a new effort pursued at the University of California at San Francisco, medical students will be able to get course credit for editing Wikipedia articles about diseases. Dr. Amin Azzam is a health sciences associate clinical professor at U.C.S.F and he will be teaching the one-month course of Wikipedia editing this December.

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New Tech City

Teens Share More Online, But Also Know the Risks

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Teens are sharing more photos and personal information on social media, but they are also taking calculated steps to manage their online reputations, according to a new study.

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Freakonomics Radio

Women Are Not Men

Sunday, February 24, 2013

In many ways, the gender gap is closing. In others, not so much. And that's not always a bad thing.

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The Takeaway

John Hockenberry Reports from London: Encyclopedia Britannica to Stop Print Editions

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

After 244 years, the oldest continually published encyclopedia in the English language, the Encyclopedia Britannica, is going out of print. The encyclopedia will now be focused on its online edition and educational curricula for schools. John Hockenberry reports from London, where he spoke with the encyclopedia's managing editor Ian Grant.

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On The Media

The Professor Versus Wikipedia

Friday, March 09, 2012

Professor Timothy Messer-Kruse has devoted the last ten years of his life to one topic -- the 1886 Haymarket Riot. But when Messer-Kruse tried to correct a wrong fact about the event, he ran afoul of Wikipedia's thorny editing culture. Brooke talks to Messer-Kruse about his editing travails, and Phoebe Ayers, Wikimedia Foundation member, about Messer-Kruse's experience from Wikipedia's side.

 

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Online Piracy Bill Threatens Innovation, Web Freedom

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Hidden behind the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)'s relatively benign name are rules that go far and beyond past what a copyright holder needs to stop file sharing of the material they own.

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The Takeaway

A World Without Wikipedia

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The anti piracy laws being considered in the U.S. have produced worldwide internet turmoil. Perhaps you are already aware that the giant Wikipedia website in English is down not because of some pirates, but in protest to what the Wikipedia people think this would do to the internet. Well Wikipedia's message today is that we in the 21st century world community need the open architecture of the internet and sites like Wikipedia. Just check out what it is like suddenly not to have them.

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The Takeaway

A Positive Spin on SOPA and PIPA

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wednesday sites like Wikipedia and Reddit pulled the plug for 24 hours to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA), acts that threaten the existence of such sites. SOPA is up for heated debate not only in congress, but online also. Steve Tepp, who represents the working man in Hollywood, and Scott Harbinson, who deals with movie business clients, discuss why they support SOPA and PIPA.   

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The Takeaway

Who Writes Wikipedia?

Friday, January 14, 2011

The collaborative online encyclopedia site, Wikipedia, celebrates its 10-year anniversary on Saturday. It’s the largest encyclopedia ever made, with three and a half million articles in English alone and seventeen million articles globally. To create and edit all of that information, the site relies on volunteers. They call themselves  “Wikipedians." Andrea James, a Wikipedian, shares her story and what motivates her to contribute to the site.

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The Takeaway

How Well Do You Wiki?

Thursday, January 13, 2011

On the 10th anniversary of Wikipedia, we're looking at how useful the user-generated encyclopedia is by giving you a quiz about public radio. Answer the following questions as best you can using Wikipedia. We'll announce results on the air. Thanks!

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