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Wikipedia Publishes 500,000th Article in English Edition

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  • Contact person | jw: jwales, joi: joi ito, ang: angela, sj: sj, etc... (add yourself)
  • Contact format | em: email, ph: phone [for non-public contact info, else it is just listed]

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March 2005 press release: English[edit]

Global media[edit]

Can we keep this alphabetical please?

  • Al Jazeera Channel: Ibrahim Helal, Newsroom Chief Editor [em,joi]
  • Ananova http://www.ananova.com/feedback/feedback.html.
  • Associated Press (AP) (info--at--ap.org).
  • BBC. Jo Twist. [[an]
  • Boston Metro (170K) : editorial--at--
  • Christian Science Monitor (70k), www.csmonitor.com | Net/new tech: Greg M Lamb (Boston). All-CSM mail: jostynj--at-- [ph]
  • NYT (1M):
  • Steve Lohr, writes 60% about MS, social impact of software trends & analysis [em]
  • John Markoff, Silicon Valley Tech Beat [em,joi?]
  • Tom Redburn, CyberTimes (w/ a wkly education column) [em]
  • Jenny 8 [sj]
  • Press Association (copy--at--pa.press.net).
  • Reuters: Eric Auchard Global Tech Correspondent
  • RTÉ News (news at rte dot ie)
  • Philly Inq (0.8M) : Tech Life (John Fried)... [no contact info]
  • United Press International (UPI) (pressreleases--at--upi.com).
  • USA Today (2M): Life editor : Susan Weiss... [no contact info]
  • World News, editor--at--wn.com.
  • WSJ (2M): Kara Swisher (has written about Wikipedia) [Joi?]

Web news sites[edit]

Major news sites[edit]


  • instapundit - [jw?]
  • volokh c - [jw]
  • joi ito
  • dwiner - +sj+
  • Boing Boing[1]: Xeni/Cory
  • Buzzmachine: Jeff Jarvis
  • shirky
  • Ross Mayfield[2]
  • Metafilter: Matt Haughey
  • Smart Mobs[3]: Howard Rheingold
  • Dan Gillmor

Other online entities[edit]

Mailing Lists

  • Dave Farber's IP [joi?]
  • Declan [joi?]
  • Wikien-l, Wikipedia-l, Foundation-l, Translators-l (separately!)

IRC channels

  • #joiito on freenode.net


  • WardCunningham - +sj+
  • Meatball : Sunir
  • Socialtext: Ross, Sunir

Local Newspapers[edit]

US Newspapers by state[edit]

Unknown Location

  • Rachel Zuckerman (Jewish Exponent) [em, jw]
  • Ben Westhoff (Riverfront Times) [em, jw]


  • Mercury News : ???
  • The Press-Enterprise, Riverside, California, United States, penews--at--pe.com


  • Hartford Courant : c goldberg (books)
  • NHaven Register : news--at--
  • The News-Times : M Langlois


  • The Washington Post : Jonathan Krim, Technology Policy Writer [em,joi]


  • The Wichita Eagle : wenews--at--wichitaeagle.com


  • Union News/Sunday republican : news--at--
  • Boston Globe : J. Sch. (Ideas Sunday ed) [ph]
    Hiawatha Bray (Boston Globe) [em,jw]
  • Boston Herald : newstips
  • news--at--capecodonline.com
  • news--at--eagletribune.com
  • New Bedford Std Times : newsroom--at--s-t.com (lib'n, gail couture)
  • Patriot Ledger : newsroom--at--ledger.com (lib'n, linda chapman)


  • Ptlnd Press Herald : herald--at--


  • Providence Journal : mail--at--projo.com Mich'l Cochran (tech & dev)
  • Burl Free Press : A. Soga (biz/tech) [ph]


  • Doug Bedell (a Dallas newspaper) [em,jw]


  • Todd Bishop (seattle post intelligencer) [em,jw]

UK Newspapers[edit]

  • Guardian online (online.feedback--at--guardian.co.uk) and (newsroom--at--guardian.co.uk).
  • The Independent (newseditor--at--independent.co.uk).
  • The Times (home.news--at--thetimes.co.uk).
  • Times Education Supplement http://www.tes.co.uk/site_information/contact_us.asp
  • Evening Standard (editor--at--thisislondon.co.uk).
  • Daily Express (news.desk--at--express.co.uk).
  • South London Press (enquiries--at--slp.co.uk).
  • Daily Mirror (mirrornews--at--mgn.co.uk and iblog--at--mirror.co.uk - net news).
  • The Sun (news--at--the-sun.co.uk).
  • Times Higher Education Supplement (l.elliotmajor--at--thes.co.uk).
  • The Scotsman (enquiries--at--scotsman.com).
  • International Herald Tribune (iht--at--iht.com).
  • Daily Record (reporters--at--dailyrecord.co.uk).
  • The Inquirer (press.releases--at--theinquirer.net).
  • Wales on Sunday (wosmail--at--wme.co.uk).
  • Birmingham News (birmingham_news--at--mrn.co.uk)
  • Birmingham Evening Mail (eveningmail--at--mrn.co.uk)
  • Belfast Telegraph (editor--at--belfasttelegraph.co.uk)
  • Belfast News Letter (editor--at--newsletter.co.uk)
  • Edinburgh Evening News (newsEN--at--scotsman.com)
  • Scottish Daily Express (scot.news--at--express.co.uk)
  • Scottish Sunday Express (scotsunday--at--express.co.uk)
  • The Guardian Weekly (weekly--at--guardian.co.uk)
  • Sunday Independent (newsdesk--at--sundayindependent.co.uk)
  • Jewish Telegraph (mail--at--jewishtelegraph.com)
  • Metro (Yorkshire) (listings--at--metroyorkshire.co.uk)
  • Metro (London) (editorial--at--londonmetro.co.uk)
  • Metro (Scotland) (editorial--at--metroscot.co.uk)
  • Metro (North West) (editorial--at--metronorthwest.co.uk)
  • Metro (North East) (editorial--at--metronortheast.co.uk)
  • Sunday Mail (online--at--sundaymail.co.uk)
  • The Mail on Sunday (letters--at--mailonsunday.co.uk)
  • The Muslim News (info--at--muslimnews.co.uk)
  • Sunday Post (mail--at--sundaypost.com)
  • Scottish Catholic Observer (editorial--at--scottishcatholicobserver.com)
  • The Sunday Times Scotland (scotland--at--sunday-times.co.uk)
  • Ulster Gazette (ulster.gazette--at--ulsternet-ni.co.uk)
  • The Telegraph (liz.lightfoot--at--telegraph.co.uk)

Other Countries[edit]


  • James Nicholson (China Tech News) [em,jw]


  • Vivian Rangel (Jornal do Brasil) [em,jw]


  • The Irish Times, Ireland, (news at irish-times d0t com)
  • The Irish Independant, Ireland, (independant.letters AT unison.independant d0t ie
  • The Irish Examiner, Ireland, (tcmtext AT tcm d0t ie [their press release address])


  • Petrina Calabalic (Banateanul) [em,jw]


College Papers[edit]

  • Yale : news--at--yaledailynews.com?
  • Harvard : harvardcrimson.com
  • MIT :
  • Stanford :
  • UTexas :
  • UMichigan :


  • Austrian radio | Sonja bettel [em,jw]
  • NPR
    Living on earth, all things considered [em]

Freelance, other[edit]

  • Sam Williams (various publications)
  • Lisa.Baertlein--at--reuters.com (Reuters)


These have much longer lead times than the preceeding; expect reports in these beasts to come out over the next two months.

Major newsmagazines[edit]

  • Newsweek - Steven Levy [em,jw]
  • Businessweek - Rob Hof [em,jw]
  • The Economist: Bill Emmott, Editor-in-Chief
  • New Scientist (news--at--newscientist.com).
  • Fortune Magazine: David Kirkpatrick

Tech magazines[edit]

  • c't - Torsten Kleinz [em,jw]
  • MIT Tech Review: alyssa danigelis [em]
  • WIRED: Chris Anderson, Editor in Chief
  • Wired News: Xeni Jardin
  • Cyberskeptics guide to internet research : www.bibliodata.com
    781-444-1154, 10x/yr (ph only; Monday morning)
  • Econtent(60d) : econtentmag.com Mid-to-sr execs investing in strategic issues in content creation/acquisition/organiz'n and distribution. b2b/b2c/within own orgs. A focus on time managemt, budget adherence; includes profiles/features on people, trends.
    Michelle Manafy : ("Edit This" column) [em]
  • California computer news(35d|?) : ccnmag.com [ph]
    broad apps for computers in biz/ed/gov. focus on CA, the Net.
    press releases : [em] | Ed-Ch : C Miller [em]
  • Computer (30-50/90d|?) : www.computer.org
    Sumi Helal, Florida [em,ph]
  • Computerworld(?|?) : cw.com Framingham, MA
    Michael gartenberg (mindspring)[em] : monthly opinions column, blogs, OS, etc.
  • Information Today(?|?) : infotoday.com (online too)
    Paula Hane - advance notice of key annoucements. include press releases in email.
    research info, digi libs and services, KM. [em, ph]
  • InformationWeek (14d|400k) :
    Tony Kontzer. Collab tools, CM, KM, groupware, impact on employee and partner-collab strategies. contact via email, any morning of the week. emerging tech. [em]
  • Smart Computing(14d) : editor--at-- fundmentals, non-tech audience.
    Kylee Dickey -- software beats, incl encyclo/ref. Very Nice. [em]
  • PC Magazine : John Dvorak
  • .net magazine (paul.douglas--at--futurenet.co.uk - the editor).
  • Internetworks magazine (lisa.jones--at--iwks.com).
  • Internet and Broadband Advisor magazine (graham.barlow--at--futurenet.co.uk).
  • PC Plus Magazine (ian.robson--at--futurenet.co.uk - editor).
  • Micromart magazine (editorial--at--micromart.co.uk).
  • Pc Pro magazine (editor--at--pcpro.co.uk).
  • Computer Shopper magazine
  • Linux Weekly News (pr--at--lwn.net).
  • Computeractive (news--at--computeractive.co.uk)

Education magazines[edit]

  • Computers in the schools(60d). [ph]
    serious discussion "for educators, admins, comp.center directors and special service providers"
  • Education Digest(60d). eddigest.com. [ph]
    "Caught on the Web" column: Carol Isakson (x207)
    "Education Resources" col: Dudley Barlow (x300)
  • Eschool news(60/120d) eschoolnews.com
    guide to buying/updating classroom tech... (wait for DVD?)
  • Homeschooling today(180d) editor--at--
  • Int'l Journ on e-Learning. aace.org, try pubs--at--aace.org (though "press-releases not accepted".)
  • Life learning: lifelearningmagazine.com 800-215-9574
    Wendy Priesnitz [em]
    info on homebased self-directed learning, how kids learn, how adults can help.
  • Scholastic Admninistr@tor Mag(?|100k): Lucille Renwick [em], exec editor.
    helping admins and tech leaders improve mgmt of schools. Effective tech and mgmt strategies. (better to contact after some experience with schools?)
  • Sociology of Education : asanet.org/soe (202)383-9005 (by the ASA [american soc. assoc])
    Forum for ed studies and human soc dev, by scholars in all social sciences. articles only.
  • T.H.E. Journal (60d): www.thejournal.com - [em]
    Forum for educators & admins to share exp. using tech to aid instruction and mgmt in class. telecom, software & courseware, etc.
  • Teaching Tolerance(?|600k): teachingtolerance.org Southern Poverty Law Center semi-annual pub (jan/sep)... for jan.
    Tim Walker [em,ph]
    dedicated to providing teach w/ideas, rsrc and strat to promote interracial and intercult harmony in the class and community. no ads :)
  • Technology and Learning(120d)  : techlearning.com X-Ed Amy Poftak [em]
    Key tech areas, best web sites. A.Poftak is into emerging tech relevant to K-12.
    please focus on applications specific to that audience.

Language magazines[edit]

  • Language magazine: languagemagazine.com 310-657-7767
    biling ed, esl and foreign-lang teaching, national policy, literaacy,
    curricula/testing, language-travel & training
    Barry Bakin, computers/hi-tech ed : [em]
  • Canadian modern language review : utpjournals.com
    bilingual journal on all aspects of lang learning and skills, psychology, ..
    [em] cmlr, upress.utoronto.ca
  • Multilingual Computing and Technology(42/56d|7k?) : info--at--multilingual.com
    Donna Parrish donna--at-- pub,editor. (also material of int to translators, & people who buy/use such tech) send press releases, etc : to info--at--

UK magazines[edit]

  • Broadband World (feedback--at--broadbandworldmagazine.co.uk)
  • Connect (connect-mag--at--futurenet.co.uk)
  • Computing (computing--at--vnu.co.uk)
  • Internet Works (cavan.scott--at--futurenet.co.uk)
  • It's on the Net (iotn--at--splpublishing.co.uk)
  • IT Week (itweek_letters--at--vnu.co.uk)
  • IT Today (cwnews--at--rbi.co.uk)
  • LinuxUser and Developer (richard--at--linuxuser.co.uk)
  • MacUser (editor--at--macuser.co.uk)
  • Palmtop User (info--at--palmtop.co.uk)
  • PC Answers (pca.inbox--at--futurenet.co.uk)
  • Publishing News (rodneyburbeck--at--publishingnews.co.uk)
  • Reader's Digest (cust_service--at--readersdigest.co.uk)
  • WebUser (editor--at--web-user.co.uk) (Published at [4], 20 September)
  • Web Active (web_letters--at--computeractive.co.uk)
  • Which? (editor--at--which.co.uk)

Press releases in other languages[edit]

for media that publish in languages other than English