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Fri., Sept. 7, 2012, 9:30 a.m.

Luna Subject Of Wikipedia War

Melissa McGrath, the image-maker for Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna, went to the University of Maryland journalism school. There, she learned to be wary of Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia written by anonymous volunteers. Last week, McGrath, a former colleague of mine at the Statesman, ignited a battle among Wikipedia editors after she signed on — using her true name — to rewrite Luna’s Wikipedia profile. ... McGrath made numerous edits, removing a false claim that Luna is the only U.S. superintendent without classroom or administrative experience and paring snarky and opinionated passages about Luna and his “Students Come First” laws. She also added her own touts of the boss/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here. (Wikipedia logo photo)

Question: How often do you use Wikipedia for information?


Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2012/09/07/2261479/luna-becomes-subject-of-wiki-war.html#storylink=cpy



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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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