open-content online news written and edited by volunteers

Wikinews is a free-content news wiki and a project of the Wikimedia Foundation. The news articles are written by users working together with each other. Old articles are archived, and protected so that people cannot change it anymore, except if an edit request is given.[1] Every article has a talk page where people can talk about the news in the article. The article is then peer-reviewed by an editor to see if it is ready to be published, and to publish it if it is.[2]

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Type of site
News wiki
Available inMultilingual
HeadquartersMiami, Florida
OwnerWikimedia Foundation
Created byWikimedia community
LaunchedNovember 8, 2004; 19 years ago (2004-11-08)
Content licence
CC-BY 2.5

Wikinews is under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License, which is different from the license that the other Wikimedia projects are under.

Sources change

  1. Wikinews. "Wikinews:Admin action alerts - Edits to protected pages". Retrieved 9 July 2021.
  2. Wikinews. "Template:Peer reviewed - Wikinews, the free news source you can write".

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