Twofish's Blog

August 20, 2009

Notes on the NY Times news cycle and wikipeda

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — twofish @ 5:12 am

http://delong.typepad.com/sdj/2009/08/we-get-results-journamalism-department.html

Also I’ve seen very similar things happen with the online stories of the New York Times. If you follow a story through the day, it makes it seem a lot like a wikipedia article. With most of the stories on China, it’s gotten to the point that I can almost identify the various people making changes.

One thing that is cool is that I have seen differences in tone from the people on the ground in China and the New York Times HQ. What happens is that you end up with a story that gets posted in the evening US time, and then it stays there for a few hours, before people in NY get up and change it. It’s really quite fascinating to watch.

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2 Comments »

  1. you would have me copy and paste the link above? Ouch.

    :smiles:

    Comment by Dr. Eme (not a doctor) — August 20, 2009 @ 3:57 pm

  2. gives a whole new meaning to WikiMedia

    Comment by TH — August 20, 2009 @ 10:57 pm


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