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By Enochlau, February 18, 2008

Top papers referencing Wikipedia

Top papers reference Wikipedia and raise question of website’s credibility as source - The rise of Wikipedia has given much food for thought for media outlets in considering what they consider acceptable as sources. For example, Agence France Presse has banned the use of Wikipedia and Facebook as sources, and other organisations write Wikipedia off as false. However, the Wall Street Journal has used Wikipedia for information about the turducken, information that might be difficult to find elsewhere. Jimbo Wales recommends that journalists use Wikipedia for background research as opposed to the single source of information.

Other mentions

Other recent mentions in the online press include:



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