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Proposal:Purchase content from Thomson Reuters for Wikinews

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  1. Achieve continued growth in readership
  2. Focus on quality content
  3. Increase Participation
  4. Stabilize and improve the infrastructure
  5. Encourage Innovation

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  Any education given by a group tends to socialize its members, but the quality and value of the socialization depends upon the habits and aims of the group. Hence, once more, the need of a measure for the worth of any given mode of social life. In seeking this measure, we have to avoid two extremes. We cannot set up, out of our heads, something we regard as an ideal society.
We must base our conception upon societies which actually exist, in order to have any assurance that our ideal is a practicable one. But, as we have just seen, the ideal cannot simply repeat the traits which are actually found. The problem is to extract the desirable traits of forms of community life which actually exist, and employ them to criticize undesirable features and suggest improvement.  

Democracy and Education, John Dewey

One could purchase content from Thomson Reuters for Wikinews.



"The message from some of the world's leading news providers at the first Beijing international media summit was clear: It's time to demand payment for online use of content." [1]

Key Questions

  • Would media content from Reuters improve Wikinews or would it reduce the motivation to find and contribute free content?
  • Is Wikinews different or is a strict policy for open content desirable even on Wikinews?
  • What are the potential costs?

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