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Wikipedia

The largest online encyclopaedia in the world. It has millions of entries. It is distinguished from many other encyclopaedias in that its entries are developed and modified by lay users ...

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A Dictionary of Journalism

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Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
155 words

...Wikipedia A searchable encyclopaedia available online since 2001 that is researched, written, and edited by tens of thousands of unpaid volunteers who can range from international experts to hoaxers, and all points between. Wikipedia is frequently consulted (although rarely attributed) by journalists working on stories, and is generally regarded as a good starting point for research. However, journalists (and academics) relying on its information without conducting further fact-checking have sometimes been caught out and published erroneous material,...

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A Dictionary of the Internet (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013

... The largest online encyclopaedia in the world. It has millions of entries. It is distinguished from many other encyclopaedias in that its entries are developed and modified by lay users rather than experts. The technology used for this collaborative Web site is the wiki...

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A Dictionary of Computer Science (7 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016

... An Internet encyclopedia that is compiled and maintained by its users using a wiki web application. Founded in 2001 , it currently ( 2014 ) has over four and a half million articles in English and over 33 million in all of its 287 language editions. Although very popular and successful, its standards of reliability, consistency, and security against malicious alterations have been...

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
100 words

...B. Read , ‘ Can Wikipedia Ever Make the Grade? ’ Chronicle of Higher Education , 53 (27 Oct. 2006) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:About , consulted Oct....

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The largest online encyclopaedia in the world. It has millions of entries. It is distinguished from many other encyclopaedias in that its entries are developed and modified by lay users rather than ...
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A Dictionary of Plant Sciences (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
190 words

...is so designated in order to maintain long-established, cultural landscapes. Similar schemes have been developed elsewhere, but they are often given distinctive and less confusing titles, e.g. parcs naturels et régionaux in France, and ‘greenline parks’ in the USA. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_national_parks Global list of national...

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A Dictionary of Journalism

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Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
38 words

...wiki A website or part of a website that allows its users to contribute, discuss, and edit material in an open, collaborative, and transparent way, the most famous example of which is Wikipedia . See also collaborative journalism...

verification

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A Dictionary of Journalism

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Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
92 words

...process of establishing the veracity or otherwise of information before it is used in a piece of journalism. Verification might be as simple as making a telephone call to check the accuracy of a claim made in a press release , following links to the original sources of a Wikipedia entry, or checking with a celebrity’s agent to see if a Twitter account in their name is genuine. Compare Hitler diaries ; never wrong for long ; too good to check . See also attribution ; fact-checking ; hoaxes ; investigative journalism ; scepticism ; ...

obituary

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A Dictionary of Journalism

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Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
183 words

...are old and/or ill are often prepared in advance and have even been published prematurely on occasions when rumours of somebody’s death have been greatly exaggerated. Journalists working on cuttings-job obituaries have been caught out reproducing fake information planted on Wikipedia . See also death watch ; Society of Professional Obituary Writers . Further reading: M. Johnson , The Dead Beat: The Perverse Pleasures of Obituaries (2007). N. Starck , Life After Death: The Art of the Obituary ...

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A Dictionary of Media and Communication (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
116 words

...basic pattern reproduced at many different scales: for example, fern leaves. Like the theory of evolution, emergence explains how complexity can arise through simple bottom-up processes . A variation of it is applied in the design and business models of new media forms such as Wikipedia, LinkedIn, and Second Life as a strategy for allowing user-generated content to organize...

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