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Mayor of West Valley City writes for Deseret News under a pseudonym
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Deserted News

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The new model calls for catering to a global Mormon audience, who are already avid readers of the paper, which is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Air Force One and Citizen Journalism Gone Awry - Forbes

Air Force One and Citizen Journalism Gone Awry - Forbes | Windergate | Scoop.it
“You can’t make this stuff up,” a headline recently read on the Flight Aware site in the UK. Not true. You can make it up, as evidenced by a story about a so-called mishap aboard Air Force One.
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Winder suspected of using Wikipedia pen name, still considers run for county mayor

Winder suspected of using Wikipedia pen name, still considers run for county mayor | Windergate | Scoop.it

RT @JMBell: Mayor Mike Winder, more suspicious fake names http://t.co/EL3S2fjG #utpol #utleg #utGOP // @SLTribPoliti...

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Richard Snelgrove to run for Salt Lake County mayor; Mike Winder still ‘exploring’

Richard Snelgrove to run for Salt Lake County mayor; Mike Winder still ‘exploring’ (Salt Lake Tribune) http://t.co/S5cysDhK...
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Utah Pulse - Winder s Journalism Experiment

Utah Pulse poll on whether Winder's "Journalism" experiment will affect him politically as he considers a run for Salt Lake County mayor.

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Winder-Deseret Connect mess casts shadow on citizen journalism model. | The Salt Lake Tribune

Winder-Deseret Connect mess casts shadow on citizen journalism model. | The Salt Lake Tribune | Windergate | Scoop.it
West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder’s admission he tricked the Deseret News and KSL.com into running stories he wrote under a fake name has exposed the danger of relying on citizen journalists to make up for manpower shortages as some newspapers try...
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Editorials/commentary: The Curious Case of Richard Burwash ... | State of the Debate | The Salt Lake Tribune

Editorials/commentary: The Curious Case of Richard Burwash ... | State of the Debate | The Salt Lake Tribune | Windergate | Scoop.it

Aggregation of stories about Winder/Burwash.

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Deseret Connect: Whom Can You Trust?

Deseret Connect: Whom Can You Trust? | Windergate | Scoop.it
Many of his constituents dont get it.Those who admire Mike Winder, the once up-and-coming mayor of West Valley City, dont readily fathom the upset over his penning four articles --- that were publi...
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Free Range: Happy News

Free Range: Happy News | Windergate | Scoop.it

The funny thing is that the newspapers that printed Winder’s phony stories had a lower standard of accountability than, say, the reviews section of Amazon, a pretty loose forum but one which requires you to have at least purchased an item under whatever name you use as your nom de review.

 

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Utah Mayor Mike Winder and the Dangers of 'Citizen Journalism' - Susan Milligan (usnews.com)

Utah Mayor Mike Winder and the Dangers of 'Citizen Journalism' - Susan Milligan (usnews.com) | Windergate | Scoop.it
A Utah mayor disguised as a reporter shows the problems of depending on unpaid "citizen" journalists.
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PRSA Responds to Mayor Winder’s Unethical Communication Practices | SLC PRSA

PRSA Responds to Mayor Winder’s Unethical Communication Practices | SLC PRSA | Windergate | Scoop.it

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) today issued the following statement regarding reports of unethical communications practices by Mike Winder, mayor of West Valley City, Utah. The Deseret News (Salt Lake City) reported that Winder had been engaging in deceptive communications practices on behalf of West Valley City by creating a false identity to write news stories for Utah media outlets about the city he represents.

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Mayor Used Alias to Promote Town

Mayor Used Alias to Promote Town | Windergate | Scoop.it
Disguising himself with an alias, the Republican mayor of Utah’s second-largest city has been writing upbeat freelance articles about his town for local news outlets.
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Utah mayor unmasked as fictitious 'good news' reporter

Utah mayor unmasked as fictitious 'good news' reporter | Windergate | Scoop.it
The mayor of West Valley City, Utah, said he wanted to highlight "good news" after cutbacks in coverage of his community.
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Rolly: Another pen name for West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder?

Rolly: Another pen name for West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder? | Windergate | Scoop.it
Does Richard Burwash have a crazy uncle named Biddenden?
That is the question swirling around blog sites and eventually picked up by City Weekly on its “Hits and Misses” page.
Biddenden, as originally revealed by blogger J.M.
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Problem at Deseret News

The problem at the Deseret News is that it does not really use many citizen “journalists”; it uses mommy-bloggers and aspiring writers willing to work for free to get their names in the paper.

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Behind the Lines: Mr. Burwash weighs in

Behind the Lines: Mr. Burwash weighs in | Windergate | Scoop.it

Welcome to Behind the Lines, a weekly conversation between Salt Lake Tribune cartoonist Pat Bagley and BYU economist Val Lambson:

Bagley: This week Val Lambson is at an economics conference. Citizen journalist Burwash fills in.

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Former UTOPIA executive intends to sue West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder over story | Deseret News

Former UTOPIA executive intends to sue West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder over story | Deseret News | Windergate | Scoop.it
SALT LAKE CITY — The attorney for a former UTOPIA executive has informed the municipal fiber-optic network and West Valley City of his intent to file...
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Will pen-name articles hurt Winder’s political future?

Will pen-name articles hurt Winder’s political future? | Windergate | Scoop.it
Despite condemnations of West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder’s decision to write positive news stories about his city under a false identity, it’s unclear what impact the deception will have on his future political aspirations.
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Winder scandal could impact future campaigns | Deseret News

It's Thanksgiving week, and a cornucopia of political intrigue demands analysis before we settle into holiday cheer.
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Two Faced

Two Faced | Windergate | Scoop.it

The Deseret News, formerly a newspaper and now an organ of disruptive innovation, published several of Mr. Burwash’s exercises in citizen journalism before Mayor Winder came forward to claim credit. Functionaries at the Deseret News, now a subsidiary of something called Deseret Connect, the brainchild of someone calling himself “Clark Gilbert,” have come under criticism for printing Mr. Burwash’s puff pieces.

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Bagley cartoon: Mike Winder, Cub Reporter

Bagley cartoon: Mike Winder, Cub Reporter | Windergate | Scoop.it
This Pat Bagley editorial cartoon appears in The Salt Lake Tribune on Thursday, Nov.
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Editor column: West Valley City mayor harmed his city, Deseret News readers

Mike Winder, mayor of West Valley City, didn’t like what he read about his city in the Deseret News.
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Winder resigns from Summit Group following news writing debacle | ksl.com

Winder resigns from Summit Group following news writing debacle | ksl.com | Windergate | Scoop.it
Mayor Mike Winder resigned his position as director of public affairs for The Summit Group on Tuesday, saying he...
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Statement: PRSA Condemns Unethical Communication Practices of Utah Mayor | PRSA Newsroom

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) today issued the following statement regarding reports of unethical communications practices by Mike Winder, mayor of West Valley City, Utah.
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Mayor of Utah’s second-largest city used fake name to write news stories promoting town

Mayor of Utah’s second-largest city used fake name to write news stories promoting town | Windergate | Scoop.it
SALT LAKE CITY — Like his counterparts across the country, Mayor Mike Winder unabashedly promotes his community. But the style is unorthodox: He uses an alias and freelances upbeat articles about West Valley City, Utah.
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