2017

  1. Why does Venezuelan photographer Wilfredo Rodríguez donate his work to the world?

    “I think the message is more important than the author,” says Venezuelan photographer Wilfredo Rodríguez, who uses his photographs to show both the beauty of and challenges of living in his country. ... Read more

  2. Community digest: ‘Faras in Wikipedia’ project scoops an award in the Sybilla Museum Event of the Year competition; news in brief

    The efforts of Wikimedians in Poland and the staff of the National Museum in Warsaw helped their project Faras in Wikipedia get one of the Sybilla awards. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates from editathons from Italy and Macedonia, Wikimedia Poland annual meeting, Wikimania 2017 and more.... Read more

  3. Writing Wikipedia articles teaches information literacy skills, study finds

    As educators worldwide grapple with how to teach information literacy in the digital age, Wikipedia has emerged as one answer to the post-truth era. New research results confirm that writing Wikipedia articles as a class assignment can be a key part of teaching students critical information literacy skills.... Read more

  4. Discussing fake news and the NSA lawsuit at Yale

    As part of our ongoing affiliation and collaboration with Yale Law School, members of the Foundation’s legal team recently participated in two events focused on the issue of fake news and the Wikimedia v. NSA lawsuit. ... Read more

  5. Investigating a mysterious performance improvement

    Late last month, large wiki articles were appearing to load faster in our testing environment. We wanted to find out why.... Read more

  6. How will external forces hinder or help the future of the Wikimedia movement?

    As part of the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process, the Wikimedia Foundation is working with Dot Connector Studio and Lutman & Associates to understand the key trends that will affect the future of free knowledge. ... Read more

  7. Ten community-led projects awarded Project Grants

    Project Grants support individuals, groups and organizations to implement new experiments and proven ideas, whether focused on building a new tool or gadget, organizing a better process on your wiki, researching an important issue, coordinating an editathon series or providing other support for community-building.... Read more

  8. Michael Kim, investor and civic leader, joins the Wikimedia Endowment Advisory Board

    Kim is the fifth member of a board entrusted with overseeing the permanent source of funding created to ensure Wikipedia thrives for generations to come.... Read more

  9. Wikimedia’s open source software community launches Code of Conduct for technical spaces

    The Code of Conduct will help the technical community thrive by promoting healthy and productive interactions in Wikimedia technical spaces.... Read more

  10. Building communities to support free knowledge: Addis Wang

    Addis Wang has created thousands of articles and made nearly 100,000 edits on Wikipedia, but nothing has made him quite as proud as recruiting new editors for the encyclopedia.... Read more