Remember the seekingGood teaser about the crowdfunding endeavor for WikiTribune, a new evidence-based journalistic initiative launched by Jimmy Wales (one of the founders of wikipedia)? The group behind WikiTribune reached their funding goal and has entered the next phase of the project. Take a peek here if you would like a more general update on what is going on with WikiTribune.
Journalists: Holly, Harry & Linh
Holly Brockwell: Former freelance journalist and tech writer from Nottingham, England. She is apparently fairly smart, having joined MENSA at age 12. When she heard about the WikiTribune endeavor, Holly jumped at the chance to approach journalism in a wholly new way, to transcend its current limitations.
You can read more about Holly on her website.
Harry Ridgewell: Harry will be working on stories related to science and politics. Harry would like the practice of journalists referencing their presented facts (that is, posting their sources) to become an industry standard. Everybody tell the truth—a refreshing, albeit utopian idea. Perhaps it is just what we need in these dystopian times.
You can follow Harry on Twitter.
Linh Nguyen: An observer of trends, during her tenure at WIkiTribune, Linh hopes to cover “economic policy, human rights, mental health, foreign affairs, politics and the social side of tech”.
“A free media is one of the pillars of democracy, and we must fight to sustain it”
~ Linh Nguyen
You can follow Linh on her website.
Editor: Peter Bale
A former editor for Reuters, Peter is an international journalist and a former CEO of Center for Public Integrity. He is currently the President of Global Editors’ Network. “Jimmy Wales has a history of creating web products with immense social value built on a commitment to engaging a global community of contributors. He understands the value of journalism to society and at the same time wants to revolutionize the approach to reporting on and explaining the big issues of our time. … It’s a privilege to work with him and a team of innovative journalists, developers and communicators to launch WikiTribune.”
You can follow Peter on Twitter.
WikiTribune plans to launch in September of this year.