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Fri., Jun. 20, 2014
Council of of PR Firms Says Obey Wikipedia Rules (Which Many Don't)
By Jack O'Dwyer

cripps, senayThe Council of PR Firms yesterday urged PR firms to "pledge" to Wikipedia that they will only submit materials to the hidden "Talk" pages where posts can languish for long periods and which are supervised by anonymous "editors."

Category: Wikipedia
Thu., Jun. 19, 2014
Debate on Banned Wikipedia Speaker Is Cut Off
By Jack O'Dwyer

jimmy walesJimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia, has decreed an end to arguing over whether Gregory Kohs should have been allowed to speak at WP’s meeting May 30-June 1 at New York Law School.

Category: Wikipedia
Tue., Jun. 17, 2014
Renegotiating Paid PR Editing on Wikipedia
By Gregory Kohs
gregory kohsIt has been a momentous June 2014 on Wikipedia for those who follow the endless battle over encyclopedia content that is generated by public relations professionals.
Category: Wikipedia
Mon., Jun. 16, 2014
Wikipedia Critic 'Condemned Without a Trial'
By Jack O'Dwyer

wikipediaThe banning of Gregory Kohs from the Wikipedia conference May 30-June 1 has sparked an "edit war" of 10,000+ words on WP. Defenders of Kohs say he was "condemned without a trial" and start petition.

Category: Wikipedia
Tue., Jun. 10, 2014
New York Mag's O'Dwyer Link Roils Wikipedia
By Jack O'Dwyer

kevin gormanNew York magazine, a "reliable source" to Wikipedia, has upset WP editors by linking to the coverage of WP critic Gregory Kohs being banned from the May 30-June 1 conference.

Category: Wikipedia
Mon., Jun. 2, 2014
PR, Wikipedia Hash Things Out
By Kevin McCauley
wikipediaThe tense relationship between the PR and Wiki communities ranked front and center at the first national WikiConference USA held May 30-June 1 at New York Law School in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood.
Category: Wikipedia
Mon., Jun. 2, 2014
PR Tackles Wikipedia (or tries to)
By Jack O'Dwyer

wikipediaWikipedia, whose 21 billion hits a month makes it the fifth most popular website, drew 300 to a conference in New York this weekend. PR people are grappling with WP’s huge, autocratic and anonymous panel of editors.

Category: Wikipedia
Fri., May 10, 2013
Qorvis Partner Spars with Wikipedia
By Greg Hazley
Lauer, WalesQorvis partner Matt Lauer has unleashed a barrage of criticism of Wikipedia over its policies blocking PR firms from editing content about clients and firms themselves, sparking a sparring match with Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales.
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