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Lih, Andrew. "Wikipedia as participatory journalism: Reliable Sources? Metrics for evaluating collaborative media as a news resource." Conference Presentation. 5th International Symposium on Online Journalism. April 16-17, 2004. University of Texas at Austin. <> Journalism and Media Studies Center: The University of Hong Kong

Research article, beginning gives history and information. Developed a research model. Seminal look at how the wiki system works, is used. Taking another research model and applying it to a new topic. Conducted a study using quantitative metrics.

The overview points listed on page 2 led me to think that I would be given info in that order, but that was not the case. The outline on page one, however, did provide a real picture of what the articled included.

Figure 1 was not referenced in the discussoin prior to its presentation and the connection between the text and the info in the figure was not well presented.

Theses: Based on the Wiki definition of quality, high quality articles will have more edits and a wide variety of editor types. He also looks at how mentioning of the article by other sources if affected.

He provides a good amount of history in terms of what Wiki and Wikipedia are, how they work, why they work, why we would use them.

Methodology: Too many things going on. Two variables, rigor and diversity. Does acknowledge assumptions, and how he is defining the events he's looking at. Uses a compairson group. Looking at reliability of the source. Historical trends, how people interact. Participatory journalism speaks to the communications audience.

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