Editing An Encyclopedia That Changes By The Minute

May 15, 2013

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On April 16, 2007, Sue Gardner was following the news of the Virginia Tech shooting on every major web site she could find. The one where she learned the most was not a news site – it was the free encyclopedia Wikipedia. The content, she says, was more comprehensive.

“It was better than CNN, and better than the CBC,” she says. “I found that fascinating. How could that be?”

Gardner eventually became the director of the Wikimedia Foundation. In March of this year, she said she planned to resign from her position. In this interview with host Dick Gordon, she says she sees threats to freedom of information, and talks about how the Wikimedia Foundation is working to bring more female editors to the site.

Hear this full conversation at The Story's website. Also in this show: Actor Scott Shepherd tells Dick  about reading every single word of the Great Gatsby on stage.