Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Now, on the reason for the post: Wikipedia as a source.
From Barbara Nguyen at The Editors Weblog: Top (news)papers reference Wikipedia and raise question of website’s credibility as source. Evidently, Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia, thinks the encyclopedia's best journalistic use is for background research rather than as a source to be quoted.
I'd say the same goes for academic papers. I wouldn't ban its use, but I'd certainly want substantial supporting documentation.
As to the job search: let's say that good news doesn't come in thin envelopes.
Posted by Peter A. Stinson on 2/19/2008