Online communities often operate as a news medium, rather than a traditionally staffed news publication. Other news reports about these sites, to be fully accurate, should reflect that fact by citing the individual author of information found on the site, rather than just the site itself. Online Journalism Review editor Robert Niles proposes a three-point checklist that reporters ought to follow whenever citing information they find on the Web.
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