Wikipedia founder lays off all journalists from his new media website

Wikipedia's founder, Jimmy Wales's digital media company, WikiTribune, is moving to a "community-oriented" strategy that prioritizes collaboration with contributors in traditional news gathering.

The company fired 12 editors of The Drum following the April departure of journalist Peter CNN and Reuters Vale first teamed up. WikiTribune began in August last year and Wales and its co-founder, Orit Kopel, commented on "major workforce changes" earlier this week and focused on the community and reorganized the site.

"The project is so radical that the only way to learn is to try, make mistakes, make corrections, and move forward." Kopel said in an interview with The Drum . "The most important fact we have learned so far is that we have to realize the vision of the community based on what WikiTribune has contributed to." The professional team is here to provide services mainly where needed. "[19659004WikiTribune

The original vision of the site was to develop a new type of online newspaper that would evolve like the Wikipedia page. – Inspection process. The goal is to overcome fake news and public perception and provide incentives for advertising, revenue, political biases and other pressures, rather than telling the truth and revealing facts. This site is designed to make sure there are no ads to help readers make donations and decide on the type of footage the advertiser said.

Welsh wrote in his first post that WikiTribune did not enter a beta for another six months because the project was in the extended pilot period on The Drum That you are learning from. There was concern that the editorial team would have a major impact on the format and review of articles and reports.

"From the first day of WikiTribune, we think of community and professional journalists as equal," she said. "The journalists had no opportunity to overlook the work of the community, but they had to work together to develop quality news articles," WikiTribune plans to hire more journalists in the future. There is a lack of capacity for community-based competence and supervision of external contributors.

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