jun 17

The Media Timeline Russert's Death

Others have pointed it out, so I will too: the first site to break the news of Tim Russert's death was Wikipedia (snapshot), a half-hour before anyone else. More importantly, for those of us who work in online media, the edit was made by someone at Internet Broadcasting, a company I used to work for that produces some NBC sites. I don't know anything else, and have resisted asking.

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I don't understand ValleyWag's idaho wine reference... old joke?

Anyway, are there things about these businesses policies that prevent them from leaking stuff like that on Wikipedia? If not then the positive side to this is it wakes people up to that necessity.

posted by Tyciol at 3:40 PM on June 21, 2008

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