Sunday, March 02, 2008

do you wiki?

Just read this article on the American Journalism Review site about the veracity of Wikipedia. I've always believed that you just can't trust the user-generated online encyclopedia enough for it to be a primary source, but agree with David Cay Johnston, a New York Times reporter, who is quoted in the article as saying, "As a tip sheet, as a road map to reliable sources, Wikipedia seems valuable." What do you think? Do you use Wikipedia for research, and if you do, in what way?

1 comment:

Simon Owens said...

Shhh, don't tell anyone, but I often use Wikipedia when I'm writing articles at my newspaper. Of course I never cite it in the article itself.