Saturday, August 12, 2017

Inside peek: Here’s how we built Wikitribune in 72 hours

“The business models for journalism are a real challenge,” Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia told us. “In particular, the advertising-only business model has been devastating for journalism, as it pushes in the direction of a race to the bottom for clicks with tempting headlines and vapid content.” As it becomes easier to disseminate information, so the pressure to generate more of it at a faster rate grows. One result of that conundrum has been the rise of ‘fake news’. Even though the idea of deliberately disseminating information that is known to be false has existed for hundreds, if not thousands…

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