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There are a few NPR shows that reference Wikipedia articles as sources.

I'm not sure which category they should go in. olderwiser 23:08, 11 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Paper's 'wikitorial' trial halted 21 June 05 on the BBC, refers to Wikipedia, Jimbo Wales. 22:08, 21 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Now if we can just get them to mention and use Wikipedia on Law & Order or Crossing Jordan, it'll feel like that first time being slashdotted all over again.

Is this a "mere reference"?[edit]

The episode of Mastermind broadcast on 21st August 2006 on the BBC2 television channel in the UK featured this question in its general knowledge round: "Which internet encyclopedia was founded by Jimmy Wales in 2001?" The contestant gave the correct answer: "Wikipedia."

Is this a "mere reference" according to the bit at the top of the page, and hence, should this go somewhere else, like Wikipedia in popular culture? Carcharoth 20:01, 21 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Looking at the other examples on the page, I've gone ahead and added this anyway. Carcharoth 20:08, 21 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Cisco commercial with music by The Who aired on October 11, 2006. It shows a child reading Wikipedia on a laptop.

Suggested split: news and popular cultural[edit]

This section conglomerates televised/radio news reports with mentions of/references to Wikipedia on television programmes like American Dad and Live with Regis and Kelly; I'd suggest such be split, and that news sections be formatted more in line with the Wikipedia:Press_coverage style. For example, last night's report on NBC Nightly News could be thus:

March 22 2007
  • Daniels, Lisa (2007-03-22). "Source of Confusion". NBC Nightly News. NBC. Retrieved 2007-03-23.
    "A report that takes us into some American schools. What to do when the only problem with a certain encyclopedia is the facts inside?" Lisa Daniels reports on educators' issues with Wikipedia, and demonstrates how she edited her own entry to make herself a "rock star" (although she fails to mention that it was reverted one minute later.)

I had previously placed that item on the Press Coverage page, because the listings here seemed like another version of Wikipedia in popular culture.--LeflymanTalk 20:02, 23 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes, I think this page should be formatted like that. I think that editors have placed some of these additions in the wrong place - this page shouldn't be another version of Wikipedia in popular culture. --Jtalledo (talk) 12:04, 23 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikipedia in movies[edit]

We don't have a page on Wikipedia in film or Wikipedia in the movies, so I'm going to add a Lars and the Real Girl link here. Do you think this page should be renamed to Wikipedia in TV, radio and film? Corvus cornix 22:52, 11 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikipedia was mentioned during an episode of American Dad!, but i cant see it on this list. --- Paulley (talk) 14:25, 13 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Black Mystery Month, was the episode as a result all articles on the real Wikipedia which related to peanut butter, Mary Todd Lincoln, and the Illuminati were protected before the end of the episode's first broadcast. --- Paulley (talk) 14:34, 13 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Bulgarian National Television (talk) 18:52, 10 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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