after a "painfully, ill-conceived L.A. Times wikitorial"
Now Wired News is trying again with a Wiki. So fare, says Ryan Singel, the wiki is generally helping his article. "Right now, the worry is less about quality of content as it is about length ... , according to Amy Gahran.
She writes on Poynter Online: (1-Sept-2006)
Ryan who had an assignment for an article about wikis, did his research and turned in a 1,059-word first draft. After discussion with editors, Wired News then took Singel's unedited draft, posted it to a wiki, and invited readers and experts to "whip it into shape."
The intro to the wiki says, in part: "Don't change the quotations, but feel free to reorganize [the story], make cuts, smooth the prose, or add links -- whatever it takes to make it a lively, engaging news piece. ...Editors who register with the Wired Wiki will be listed on a credit page. We'll release the edited story under a Creative Commons license and, if the whole thing doesn't turn into a disaster, run it on Wired News on September 7th."
The Wiki of the Wired News Wiki article
(in process, It will be published on Sept 7 - if it doesn't turn into disaster)