Public Radio's On the Media has a story segment
this week of some interest to readers here. Brooke Gladstone interviews Eve Fairbanks, Associate Editor of The New Republic
about how editors on Wikipedia are shaping articles about candidates in the 2008 Presidential Election.
Editors in Chief
For supporters of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama the candidates' Wikipedia pages have become a key election battleground. The up-to-the-second nature of user-generated, user-corrected content means that an editor’s work is never done. The New Republic
's Eve Fairbanks explains
the political stakes of wiki-work.
The audio segment can be accessed from On the Media's web site
as an MP3 file.
The original article by Eve Fairbanks in The New Republic
is entitled Wiki Woman
and includes reader comments.