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Tech News: 2019-33[edit]

18:19, 12 August 2019 (UTC)

I noticed "Wikidata item" moved from "Tools" to "In other projects" yesterday, however, today it seems to have moved back to "Tools". --SVTCobra 16:47, 25 August 2019 (UTC)

New people[edit]

Something reminded me that there may be entities who can be very interested in news writing and benefit from it more than an average individual who learns to think better after some news writing.

  • Uni journalism classes are a good example, as the teacher receives free access to high quality peer review which becomes a part of the education process and can be used in their marking scheme.
  • Primary and high schools can benefit from this, as they often need to study the 5Ws as a part of their standard curriculum in Literacy.
  • Uni computer science people might benefit from this if they do a programming class and do a group assignment to develop a tool that aids authoring or review.

What are other entities that might be interested? I'm just checking as I would be happy to create 'landing pages' for different kind of educators or other groups, and share links to these landing pages with a few institutions in my local area. --Gryllida (talk) 00:01, 21 August 2019 (UTC)

Note: this is for brainstorming. As many as you can think of would be great to have. Gryllida (talk) 00:02, 21 August 2019 (UTC)
Most recently, my own planning for Wikinews has leaned toward two notions:
  • We ought to look for ways to help children learn fact-based thinking; we're not a child-friendly environment, it goes with being uncensored and I certainly wouldn't wish to change that but it's worth some thought to what we might do in that direction.
  • Whatever semi-automated assistance we build for writing articles ("article wizard(s)") should also encourage the writer in fact-based thinking.
Another general line of thought is expressed in a planning essay I drafted not too long ago on Wikibooks: Wikiness. --Pi zero (talk) 00:40, 21 August 2019 (UTC)
Regarding children, I think wikis have the advantage (compared with, say, w:Minetest or some other educational games) of transparency. Gryllida (talk) 07:31, 21 August 2019 (UTC)

New tools and IP masking[edit]

14:18, 21 August 2019 (UTC)

Tech News: 2019-36[edit]

09:08, 4 September 2019 (UTC)

Bernie Sanders on journalism[edit]

--Pi zero (talk) 16:03, 4 September 2019 (UTC)