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A Matter of Facts: Thomas Leitch on Wikipedia


In a world with Facebook, Twitter, 24/7 news channels, talk radio, citizen journalism, fake news, real news, audiences are drowning in an overwhelming overload of information.  Clearly a guidepost is needed to identify what is a trustworthy and a reliable source of news and information.

Delaware Humanities' podcast– A Matter of Facts – delves into this topic as part of its mission is to engage, educate, and inspire all Delawareans through cultural programming. In season 2 of the podcast, it examine more closely popular sources of news and information.

This week on The Green, we bring you the first episode of season 2 of A Matter of Facts  – featuring a conversation about Wikipedia with University of Delaware professor of English Thomas Leitch – author of the book Wikipedia U: Knowledge, Authority, And Liberal Education In The Digital Age.

In his book, Leitch uses Wikipedia as a way to probe central assumptions behind liberal education – and the question of who deserves to be called an authority.

Delaware Public Media is proud A Matter of Facts with Delaware Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Its mission is to engage, educate, and inspire all Delawareans through cultural programming 

Delaware Humanities also thanks the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for its generous support of this initiative and the Pulitzer Prizes for its partnership.