May 21, 2022

NPR: “Wikipedia Policies Limit Editing Haymarket Bombing” (Audio)

An interesting report/discussion about what history is (or is not) and Wikipedia that aired today on NPR’s Morning Edition. Runs about 7.5 minutes. Includes comments from Harvard’s David Weinberger.

Blurb from NPR:

Voters who tune in to the debates Wednesday night will likely hear conflicting interpretations of history. What truly happened in the past is the subject of an ongoing, loud debate in politics. Steve Inskeep delves into this topic with college professor Timothy Messer-Kruse, who attempted to make a small edit on the Wikipedia page for the 1886 Haymarket Square riot in Chicago.

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About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.