Selected Publications

Posted: December 27, 2019 by NL9GrSVaPr

Declaration of Digital Independence,” Larry Sanger Blog, June 26, 2019. Our digital rights, articulated and defended. Signed by over 3,000 people.

Proposing a ‘Declaration of Digitial Independence’,Wired, March 12, 2019. How to spark a decentralized social media movement.

The New York Times Comes Out Against Free Speech,” Quillette, July 4, 2018.

Wikipedia co-founder’s 8,000-word essay on how to build a better Wikipedia,” TheNextWeb, April 21, 2018. The plan for a decentralized encyclopedia. More from TheNextWeb.

3 Major Mistakes People Make About Media Bias,” The Federalist, Dec. 1, 2016. A summary of “Why Neutrality?”

Why Neutrality?” Ballotpedia, Dec. 30, 2015. I invented and articulated Wikipedia’s “NPOV” neutrality policy. This is my summa on the subject: Why education, reference, and news should be delivered from a neutral point of view.

How and Why I Taught My Toddler to Read, free monograph (140 pgs.), Larry Sanger Blog, 2010, sponsored/commissioned by

Individual Knowledge in the Internet Age,” EDUCAUSE Review, Vol. 1, No. 2, March/April 2010. Invited piece, was made the cover article. Widely cited and taught in university courses.

The Fate of Expertise after Wikipedia,” Episteme 6 (2009): 52-73.  In a special issue mainly about Wikipedia, called “The Epistemology of Mass Collaboration,” which I helped to organize.

The Early History of Nupedia and Wikipedia: A Memoir,” in Open Sources 2.0, ed. DiBona, Cooper, and Stone.  O’Reilly, 2005. Pre-published in, Apr. 2005.

“Why Collaborative Free Works Should Be Protected by the Law.”  In Adam Moore, ed., Information Ethics: Privacy, Property, and Power. University of Washington Press, 2005.