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Wikipedia as participatory journalism: reliable sources? Metrics for evaluating collaborative media as a news resource
Abstract Wikipedia is an Internet-based, user contrWikipedia 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 maintaining a neutral point of view — Wikipedia’s mantra. This study examines the growth of Wikipedia and analyzes the crucial technologies and community policies that have enabled the project to prosper. It also analyzes Wikipedia’s articles that have been cited in the news media, and establishes a set of metrics based on established encyclopedia taxonomies and analyzes the trends in Wikipedia being used as a source.rends in Wikipedia being used as a source.
Added by wikilit team Yes  +
Collected data time dimension Longitudinal  +
Conclusion "The results indicate that there is a link"The results indicate that there is a linkage between Wikipedia as a “working draft of history” and current news events. A great many Internet users will visit Wikipedia and contribute to it on their own volition, but the study points to clear cases where the citation in the press has driven traffic directly to articles and has improved them as a result."ticles and has improved them as a result."
Data source Experiment responses  + , Wikipedia pages  +
Google scholar url http://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22Wikipedia%2Bas%2Bparticipatory%2Bjournalism%3A%2Breliable%2Bsources%3F%2BMetrics%2Bfor%2Bevaluating%2Bcollaborative%2Bmedia%2Bas%2Ba%2Bnews%2Bresource%22  +
Has author Andrew Lih +
Has domain Communications + , Journalism +
Has topic Antecedents of quality + , Size of Wikipedia + , News source +
Issue 3  +
Pages 309-315  +
Peer reviewed Yes  +
Publication type Conference paper  +
Published in 5th International Symposium on Online Journalism +
Research design Experiment  + , Statistical analysis  +
Research questions This paper describes the history and growtThis paper describes the history and growth of the Wikipedia project (http://www.wikipedia.org), including milestones that have affected its growth and the dynamics of the community. It introduces a method for evaluating Wikipedia’s content, as its article quality has not been systematically analyzed in academic research.tematically analyzed in academic research.
Revid 11,095  +
Theories Undetermined
Theory type Analysis  +
Title Wikipedia as participatory journalism: reliable sources? Metrics for evaluating collaborative media as a news resource
Unit of analysis Article  + , Edit  + , User  +
Url http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/summary?doi=10.1.1.117.9104  +
Volume 38  +
Wikipedia coverage Main topic  +
Wikipedia data extraction Live Wikipedia  +
Wikipedia language English  +
Wikipedia page type Article  +
Year 2004  +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 15 March 2012 20:35:20  +
Categories Antecedents of quality  + , Size of Wikipedia  + , News source  + , Communications  + , Journalism  + , Publications with missing comments  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 30 January 2014 20:33:01  +
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