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Wikinews is a free-content news source and a project of the Wikimedia Foundation. Wikinews allows anyone to report news on a wide variety of subjects. Its mission, as stated on the main page of the English version of its website, is to "create a diverse environment where citizen journalists can independently report the news on a wide variety of current events". Image File history File links Download high resolution version (800x615, 177 KB) The Wikinews logo, by David Vasquez. ... Free content is any kind of functional work, artwork, or other creative content upon which no legal restriction has been placed that significantly interferes with peoples freedom to use, understand, redistribute, improve, and share the content. ... Source is a term used in journalism to refer to any individual from whom information about a story has been received. ... The Wikimedia Foundation Inc. ...

Unlike Wikimedia's other projects, Wikinews contents are mostly available under Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 or later. Version 2 of Some Rights Reserved logo No Rights reserved logo The Creative Commons (CC) is a non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative work available for others legally to build upon and share. ...



In January 2003, a two-line proposal under the title Wikews was created on the Wikipedia community's Meta-Wiki by an anonymous post by Daniel Alston (who uses the name "Fonzy" in Wikimedia projects). Alston, however, was not involved in the development of the project, and the proposal was redeveloped by Erik Möller (known as user "Eloquence"). The proposal suggested the creation of a sister project covering "news on a wide variety of subjects, unbiased and in detail." [1] In 2004, the discussion about when and how such a project might start became more active. Early opposition from long-time Wikipedians, many of them pointing out the existence of Wikipedia's own news summaries ("Current events"), gave way to detailed discussions and proposals about how it could be implemented as a new project of the Wikimedia Foundation. To suggest a relevant news story for the main page, refer to the criteria then add your suggestion at the candidates page. ... The Wikimedia Foundation Inc. ...

In November 2004, a demonstration wiki was established to show how such a collaborative news site might work. In December 2004, the site was moved out of the "demo" stage and into the beta stage. A German language edition was launched at the same time. Soon editions in Dutch, French, Spanish, Swedish, Bulgarian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Ukrainian, Italian, Serbian, Japanese, Russian, Hebrew, Arabic, Thai, Norwegian, and Chinese (in that chronological order) were set up. This page is about protests. ... A wiki (IPA: <wee-kee> or <wick-ey>) is a type of website that allows anyone visiting the site to add, to remove, or otherwise to edit all content, very quickly and easily, sometimes without the need for registration. ... Collaboration, literally, consists of working together with one or more others. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In software engineering, development stage terminology expresses how far through the development sequence things have progressed and how much further development a product may require. ... German (called Deutsch in German; in German the term germanisch is equivalent to English Germanic), is a member of the western group of Germanic languages and is one of the worlds major languages. ... The Serbian language is one of the standard versions of the Štokavian dialect (former standard was known as Serbo-Croatian language). ... Hebrew (עִבְרִית ‘Ivrit) is a Semitic language of the Afro-Asiatic language family spoken by more than seven million people in Israel with the West Bank, the United States, and Jewish communities around the world. ... The Arabic language (Arabic: ‎ translit: ), or simply Arabic (Arabic: ‎ translit: ), is the largest member of the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family (classification: South Central Semitic) and is closely related to Hebrew and Aramaic. ...

On Sunday, March 13, 2005, the English edition of Wikinews reached 1,000 pages in the article namespace of the wiki. March 13 is the 72nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (73rd in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Additional projects

While Wikinews focuses primarily on text articles, members are expanding the philosophy into other media. These projects include Audio Wikinews, which delivers Ogg Vorbis audio files, and Wikinews Print edition, which is a daily edition intended to be printed. A new project, WikiNews Network, a 24-hour live television and radio news network, is in the process of being developed. This page is about the audio compression codec. ...


Download high resolution version (1024x768, 193 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1024x768, 56 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1024x768, 225 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...

See also

Wikinews has News related to this article:
  • Interview with Jimbo Wales
  • Princeton media class discusses Wikinews
  • Wikipedia:Sister projects - about how to link from Wikipedia to Wikinews.

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Projects of the Wikimedia Foundation
Wikibooks | Wikimedia Commons | Wiktionary | Wikijunior | Wikinews | Wikipedia | Wikiquote | Wikisource | Wikiversity | Wikispecies

The Wikimedia Foundation Inc. ... Wikibooks logo Wikibooks, previously called Wikimedia Free Textbook Project and Wikimedia-Textbooks, is a sister project to Wikipedia and is part of the Wikimedia Foundation, begun on July 10, 2003. ... The Wikimedia Commons (also called Commons or Wikicommons) is a repository of free content images, sound and other multimedia files. ... Wiktionary logo Wiktionary is a Wikimedia Foundation project intended to be a free wiki dictionary (including thesaurus and lexicon) in almost every language. ... Wikijunior is the working title for a set of books targeted to children aged 8–11 being developed at the Wikimedia project Wikibooks. ... Wikipedia (IPA: [] or []) is a multilingual Web-based free-content encyclopedia. ... Wikiquote logo Wikiquote is a sister project of Wikipedia, using the same MediaWiki software. ... Wikisource – The Free Library – is a Wikimedia project to build a free, wiki library of source texts, along with translations of source-texts into any language and other supporting materials. ... Wikiversity is a Wikimedia Foundation project, hosted in Wikibooks. ... The Wikispecies logo Wikispecies is a project supported by the Wikimedia Foundation that anybody can edit. ...

External links

  • Wikinews: Multilingual Portal
  • Wired News: Wikipedia Creators Move Into News
  • Wikinews RSS Feed (English only)
  • Wikinews Original Reporting RSS Feed (English only)Globo Internacional

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Wikinews - Meta (2055 words)
Wikinews is a project which aims to collaboratively report and summarize news on all subjects from a neutral point of view.
Wikinews seeks to create a free source of news, where every human being is invited to contribute reports about events large and small, either from direct experience, or summarized from elsewhere.
Our fourth requirement for Wikinews is therefore that there must be processes in place to ensure that original reports are accurate and legal in the country of publication (and possibly the country of the primary readership, but this is left for individual Wikinews communities to decide in agreement with the Wikimedia Foundation).
Wikinews:Original reporting - Wikinews, the free news source (1587 words)
If you don't want to publish notes on Wikinews itself, whether for privacy or length reasons, feel free to e-mail the research to an administrator or an accredited reporter, who should note on the article's talk page that they have received the research notes.
Wikinews is not a peer-reviewed scientific journal, but we would like to be taken seriously, and every bit of authenticity helps.
Wikinews also aims to write stories from a neutral point of view.
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