- An online feature called “wikitorials” that allow readers to edit–and reedit–editorials
- A section called “Thinking Out Loud,” where readers, op-ed and editorial writers get into local issues.
Apparently, Kinsley’s ruffled some feathers, but these features sound like much needed new thinking for online news.
Update: Someone on the Online News list, whomI will not quote by name since I didn’t have a chance to ask permission, thinks this is a bad idea and comments: “…Wikitorials”? Given the factthat Wikipedia, which I find terrific in every other way, is weakest and most problematic in areas of politics, does this strike anyone else as a calamity of Ishtar proportion?”
I think it is great…my interest is in letting citizens have at versioning local commentary..that sounds very satisfying.
Update 2: ” Unfortunately, we have had to remove this feature, at least temporarily.”