Princeton media class discusses Wikinews

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Saturday, February 26, 2005

Princeton, New Jersey —According to Ryan Walsh, editor of the websites for both the Princeton Journal of Science and American Foreign Policy, internet news service Wikinews was the topic of a report by Federico Baradello in a Princeton University course on mass media and public policy. The course, offered through the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, studies “the impact of policy on the content, presentation, influence, and technology of a rapidly-evolving 21st century news media,” according to the school.

Walsh, currently a junior at Princeton, characterized the report in an email to Wikinews user Pingswept as “great” and added that “everyone in the class seemed to enjoy learning about Wikinews, and Federico was a great speaker.”

According to an email from Baradello, the report, which took place on Monday, 21 February 2005, provided a “basic overview of its history (evolution), ownership, viewership, and position in the news market.” It included a live demonstration of adding new content to Wikinews. The barebones content provided in the demonstration was developed into this article.

Baradello’s report is available on the course’s blog. His final course paper on the decentralization of news gathering includes a case study on Wikinews with commentary from Jimmy Wales and will be available in PDF form by late May.

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Wikinews interviews Joe Schriner, Independent U.S. presidential candidate

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Journalist, counselor, painter, and US 2012 Presidential candidate Joe Schriner of Cleveland, Ohio took some time to discuss his campaign with Wikinews in an interview.

Schriner previously ran for president in 2000, 2004, and 2008, but failed to gain much traction in the races. He announced his candidacy for the 2012 race immediately following the 2008 election. Schriner refers to himself as the “Average Joe” candidate, and advocates a pro-life and pro-environmentalist platform. He has been the subject of numerous newspaper articles, and has published public policy papers exploring solutions to American issues.

Wikinews reporter William Saturn? talks with Schriner and discusses his campaign.

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BT Global Services to double US revenues and cut costs

Friday, September 15, 2006

BT Global Services this week laid out its vision for the next three years: its revenues to double in the USA, Japan, India and China, and £400m of annual savings, achieved through offshoring and slashing its procurement costs. £200m of this will come from a reduction in what it spends on technology from vendors on large systems integration projects.

CEO Andy Green admitted that BT had been slower than rivals such as IBM and Accenture to ramp up its offshore headcount. But he claimed that BT Global Services is thriving as the fastest-growing division within BT. He said that the division was outperforming its closest rivals, T-Systems, Orange Enterprise and AT&T Enterprise, which had all posted revenue declines for the most recent quarter. He said BT was fast becoming a familiar brand to businessmen in New York, Tokyo, Mumbai and Shanghai.

He disclosed a few revenue figures not revealed before. For the financial year ending March 2006, UK revenues rose just 2% to £5.5bn, while overseas revenues shot up 48% to £3.3bn. And of the £8.8bn total revenue, £1.6bn was captive work for its parent, while of the remaining £7.2bn, 18% came from the UK government sector and 17% from financial services. BT said it still harbours ambitions to conquer America, despite the failure of the ‘Concert‘ partnership with V in the 1990s.

In a separate story, BT announced it has chosen Chinese vendor ZTE to develop a dual-mode handset — 3G and DAB-IP — for launch by its BT Movio subsidiary next year. DAB-IP (in other words, IP over the DAB digital radio network) will enable BT Movio to broadcast four TV channels at acceptable quality to the handset.3G will enable video-on-demand, so that the users can specify what video clips or programmes they wish to watch. UK legislation specifies that no more than 30% of the DAB spectrum can be used for non-radio purposes, so BT is lobbying for more DAB spectrum to be released, to enable higher quality video and/or more TV channels.

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Indian Government blocks Blogger, Typepad and Geocities

Monday, July 17, 2006

The Government of India has reportedly instructed Internet Service Providers to block Blogger, Typepad and Geocities, among around twelve other domains perceived to be hosting ‘radical’ and ‘anti-India’ websites. Many Internet users in India were unable to access blogs over the weekend.

The ISPs which have complied with this alleged directive are Spectranet, Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL), Reliance Powersurfer, Airtel Broadband and Sify, among others. Spectranet has confirmed that it has received such a directive, saying that the list of blocked sites ran into 22 pages.

As of now, there has been no official confirmation from the government in any form. Bloggers are reportedly “furious” at the action by the government and are planning collective action against the government, including filing a Right to Information request under the Right to Information Act passed in 2005.

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Choosing The Right Hvac Service Camp Hill Pa


Central air conditioning is a wonderful thing, right up until it breaks down on you on the hottest day of the year. When your unit decides it no longer wants to work as intended, you need to find a contractor specializing in HVAC service Camp Hill, PA. This contractor needs to be skilled in repairs and have the necessary qualifications to do the job. How do you go about finding a reputable HVAC service Camp Hill PA? What should you be looking for when comparing contractors of this type?

  • Look for a contractor who is prompt and professional at all times. The contractor should provide reliable service in a timely manner while working around your schedule so you experience as little inconvenience as possible.
  • He or she should be knowledgeable about the latest technology, equipment and design procedures to do the job right the first time.
  • The contractor needs to take the time to listen to your description of the problem and any concerns you have relating to the system. This could include concerns about drafty or dry rooms or one or more rooms which seem to stay hotter or colder than the others.
  • The HVAC company needs to comply with all local and state regulations and codes. Workers’ compensation and business insurance must be maintained by the company and additional insurance obtained where needed.
  • The right contractor cares about protecting the environment and works to ensure chlorofluorocarbons and hydrochlorofluorocarbons aren’t released into the air. They must be trained in the proper techniques for recycling, recovering, reclaiming and disposing of these products.
  • The contractor needs to show you how you can maintain your system on a regular basis to keep it running its best at all times. He or she should also provide you with information on warning signs that tell you an HVAC contractor needs to be called in.

Choosing an HVAC contractor is something that should not be taken lightly. Your HVAC system is an expensive system and one with many intricate parts. The right contractor understands how these parts work together to provide you with optimal cooling at the lowest cost. The wrong contractor, in contrast, could have you paying dearly to remain comfortable all summer long.

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Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Green candidate Marion Schaffer, Oakville

Monday, September 24, 2007

Marion Schaffer is running for the Green Party of Ontario in the Ontario provincial election, in the Oakville riding. Wikinews’ Nick Moreau interviewed her regarding her values, her experience, and her campaign.

Stay tuned for further interviews; every candidate from every party is eligible, and will be contacted. Expect interviews from Liberals, Progressive Conservatives, New Democratic Party members, Ontario Greens, as well as members from the Family Coalition, Freedom, Communist, Libertarian, and Confederation of Regions parties, as well as independents.

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CanadaVOTES: Animal Alliance (AAEVPC) candidate Marie Crawford running in Toronto—Danforth

Thursday, October 2, 2008

On October 14, 2008, Canadians will be heading to the polls for the federal election. Animal Alliance Environment Voters Party of Canada candidate Marie Crawford is standing for election in the riding of Toronto—Centre.

Marie is a Director of Animal Alliance of Canada, a separate but related organization. She volunteers her time for Animal Alliance, but unlike party leader Liz White, does not work out of their office.

Wikinews contacted Marie, to talk about the issues facing Canadians, and what they and their party would do to address them. Wikinews is in the process of contacting every candidate, in every riding across the country, no matter their political stripe. All interviews are conducted over e-mail, and interviews are published unedited, allowing candidates to impart their full message to our readers, uninterrupted.

The incumbent in this riding is National Democratic Party (NDP) leader Jack Layton. Other than Crawford, trying for the riding are Liberal Andrew Lang, Sharon Howarth (Green), and Christina Perreault (Conservative), Marcell Rodden (Marxist-Leninist), and Bahman Yazdanfar (Canadian Action Party), and independent John Richardson. The riding has existed federally since 1979, and has the seat has been occupied by Bob Rae (NDP, 1979–1982), Lynn McDonald (NDP, 1982–1988), Dennis Mills (Liberal, 1988–2004), and Layton (NDP, 2004 to present).

For more information, visit the campaign’s official website, listed below.

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Finland offers helicopters, personnel to assist Greece with forest fires

Monday, August 27, 2007

The government of Finland has announced it will offer to send three specialist firefighting helicopters, 25 firefighters and 2-3 forest fire experts to Greece via the European Union to assist with the forest fire emergency Greece is currently experiencing.

Greece is currently in urgent need of fixed-wing aircraft with water-bombing capabilities, assets which Finland does not posses. If the Greek authorities deem Finland’s offers to be suitable, they will be dispatched with immediate effect, within six hours of Greece requesting the rotorcraft and personnel.

It is thought that the men would most likely be put to use protecting built-up areas in an attempt to prevent the death toll, already over 60, from rising any higher.

The helicopters have been sourced via a private company. Finland said that the country could not commit to send the aircraft any sooner without arrangements being made to cover their removal from service, as otherwise safety in Finland would be severely jeopardised, with emergency aircraft unavailable should Finland experience any fires of its own.

The helicopters Finland have available can each carry up to 800 litres of water or foam retardant, whereas large firefighting planes can carry tens of thousands of litres.

Finland had previously thought they would be unable to spare any help for Greece, and it was only after much sourcing of aircraft from the private sector that Finland was able to make the offer. Finland are also looking into whether they may be of assistance in reforestation efforts after the fires have been extinguished.

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The Music Is In The Cards

byAlma Abell

If you have a computer and are connected to the internet, you can easily stay connected with your family and friends. You can send messages through email services and you can cheer them up or celebrate holidays or special events with them with ecards. You can provide a cute, sentimental or practical message or even send music ecards online. Yet, online music cards are similar to a conventional type of card that also plays music. The music is in the cards in both varieties.

Musical Conventional Cards

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Musical cards are found in both online and conventional forms. The traditional greeting cards have added music to enliven the usual format. The music they include with the message can vary greatly. They can range from old standards to Star Wars to rap. Themed music is common for Christmas and birthday cards with popular songs and tunes rendered by various musical artists.

These cards work because they contain a small device that triggers the music when the card is opened. Embedded in the card, the music will continue to play, running off its battery until you close the card or the small battery wears down. Sometimes, in the less expensive version, the cards can become stuck with the song playing continuously and becoming more of an annoyance than a pleasure.

The cost of many conventional cards with the music feature is somewhat higher than the conventional cards. They can be worth the extra expense. It depends upon the taste and preferences of the recipient.

Musical Ecards

Musical ecards are now very common on the net. You can send music ecards online by simply clicking a feature. They can also come already programmed with music. In some cases, you can keep the message or greeting but change the music to something that is more suitable. This provides you with more choices and greater variety than for a conventional musical card.

You might also prefer to send music ecards online for other reasons including:

  • They are free
  • They are easy to send
  • You can pick one from your home or in your free time at work
  • They can be animated as well as musical

Yet one of the best advantages of choosing to send music ecards online is the non-stick factor. An ecard does not get trapped in a groove, repeating the same old song over and over until you simply want to destroy it.

If you plant to Send Music Ecards Online or want to find another type of appropriate greeting card, check out what the Greeting Bear has to offer. We carry a wide selection of greeting cards and postcards.

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