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There is no source given for: "On August 1, 2010, OhMyNews of South Korea announced a change in its format from an "edited citizen journalist news site" to a "blog dedicated to covering and discussing the world of citizen journalism itself," starting the following month." In fact, it seems that only has taken over this format and the South Korean news site is still in operation.-- (talk) 10:11, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

The article seems pretty POV, but if all the POV was removed, there wouldn't be much left. How to deal with articles like this? -- Khym Chanur

One reason I think it's not too POV, is that there are few who dispute that Ohmynews has had a big impact in the election of the Korean President. It would be similar to saying, "The Washington Post played a significant role in Richard Nixon's downfall" or "BBC had a major role in the of David Kelly." Also, the other comments are quotes, but feel free to include comments to balance it out. Fuzheado 06:57, 30 Oct 2003 (UTC)
Ah. Thing is, to someone who knows little about Korea, statements about Ohmynews having a large impact on the election seem rather boastful and likely to be POV. I guess the article should be expanded to explain *how* Ohmynews had a large impact, but then again, this *is* just a stub as of now. -- Khym Chanur


On an unrelated aside, in this Newsweek article it says "On a more organized scale, offers how-to advice from hundreds of self-posting experts around the nation, and is a self-posting encyclopedia where more than 6,000 active contributors have submitted 600,000 articles on countless topics." Its good to see Wikipedia being commonly refered to. But I just thought it was funny that they said Wikipedia had 600,000 articles, but countless topics. Aren't the articles topics? :)

Ohmynews sounds like a very successful Wikinews (albeit with a different structure). --Eean 04:59, 4 Dec 2004 (UTC)

OhmyNews vs. Wikipedia[edit]

Eean mentioned this, and I was thinking maybe it should be clarified: just what are the differences between Wikinews and OhmyNews? The first major difference I've noticed is that Wikipedia is a bit more radical in the definition of "collaborative news", allowing anyone to edit an article. OhmyNews takes one step back by allowing anyone to submit their own article, which is then vetted and edited by paid staff editors. As far as I can tell, once the article is published, it is fairly static, while Wikinews articles are continually edited by anyone. And Eean's right; OhmyNews does seem to be significantly more successful right now. - McCart42 (talk) 01:57, 2005 Jun 25 (UTC)

Well, I guess the main difference between them and WikiNews is that WikiNews will (probably) never publish something like this (ie. sth critical toward WP). 23:42, 26 July 2007 (UTC)
I think this should be included in the article. - MSTCrow 20:38, 28 July 2007 (UTC)

OhmyNews vs. Indymedia[edit]

I don't understand how it can claim to be the first "online newspaper" with "citizen journalists." Indymedias were started in dozens of cities in 1999 that did just that. Some of them (New York, for example) basically do the same thing that OMN does -- accept stories online, print them in a weekly paper which then gets distributed. Indymedia is certainly much smaller in each individual city than OhMyNews (and doesn't have deals with banks) but I don't think OMN can claim pioneering citizen journalism quite so discretely. (Even before Indymedia, after all, there were people blogging -- Justin Hall at, Rebecca Blood, etc.)--—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:41, 30 May 2006

what's with the name?[edit]

Does anyone know where the name comes from? It seems very odd.--—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:41, 30 May 2006

Citizen reporting[edit]

If this site can be featured without anyone deleting it why is Wikipedia being discriminatory and removing similar sites that educates the reader to the concept of citizen journalism and citizen reporting.

Why give Korea an importance and ignore other countries like India? where it's only e-newspaper is established that is neither commercial or private in any form or manner.--—Preceding unsigned comment added by Spacegirl70 (talkcontribs) 09:01, 26 August 2006


I weighed OhmyNews against WP:GNG after viewing User talk:Plee223 and reading the above posts. However, OhmyNews clearly meets WP:GNG. There are a number of news articles about OhmyNews that use "OhmyNews" in the news article title itself and hundred more that discuss OhmyNews. Wikipedia's OhmyNews article would be much better written if it used only relable sources there were independent of OhmyNews instead of connected to OhmyNews. -- Uzma Gamal (talk) 10:26, 8 July 2012 (UTC)

Merge proposal: OhmyNews International to here[edit]

This has been tagged for notability for eight and a half years and a merge was proposed four months ago but needs a discussion. Alerting all involved in creating this or commenting on its notability before: Janeyryan, Newspaperman, Northamerica1000, K.e.coffman. Boleyn (talk) 16:49, 29 December 2016 (UTC)

  • Support partial merge: the last paragraph, the only one with citations. Remove the rest. – Finnusertop (talkcontribs) 18:41, 2 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Support the merge of cited material only. The rest should not be merged unless citations are provided. K.e.coffman (talk) 03:26, 7 January 2017 (UTC)

Merged Thanks for your input, I merged the agreed section. Boleyn (talk) 12:12, 12 January 2017 (UTC)