Dan Gillmor of Grassroots Journalism, Etc. blogs this bit of expose on the NYT:

Citizens Kane and Their Progress

     The New York Times killed a magazine story about Wikinews by Matthew Yeomans, who promptly posted the piece online. [Susan’s note: He edited it from what he submitted to the NYT.] Read it here.

I checked out Yeoman’s story, which begins:


Mainstream media is at its lowest point in over three decades, forced to fend off charges of plagiarism, cronyism, fabrication and political bias. Can anything be done to stop the rot? The folks behind Wikipedia think they have the answer.Read it all.

No wonder the NYT editors gave pause

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