Jeff Elder

  1. Winning photos in world’s largest photography contest reveal a world of monuments—and the volunteers who love them

    Photo by Usamashahid433, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    The top fifteen photos of Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 reveal a world of monuments, lovingly depicted by volunteers.... Read more

  2. How the world’s largest photo competition attracts a very human collection of heritage

    Photo by Crispino87, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Wiki Loves Monuments drew 277,365 entries from 10,748 participants this year, the largest pool of submissions of any photo competition. Volunteers go through all of those, first on the national level, then for the global finals. The top 15 photos—winnowed all the way down from the more than a quarter-million—will be announced next week.... Read more

  3. The top fifteen phenomenal winning photos from Wiki Loves Earth

    Photo by Joao lara mesquita, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    115,000 images were submitted as part of Wiki Loves Earth this year.... Read more

  4. Vote Wikipedia for ad-free and neutral political information

    Poster by Henry "Hy" Mayer, restored by Adam Cuerden, public domain/CC0.

    If you want to understand how and why red and blue maps of the United States are everywhere on Tuesday, November 8, this article has the whole history, ad-free.... Read more

  5. Drawing 100 heroic women in 100 days

    Self-portrait, courtesy of Rori.

    Rori, an artist in St. Louis, received a Facebook message from someone she doesn’t know a few weeks ago. The note urged her to draw a portrait of someone named Azucena Villaflor.... Read more

  6. Writing women into Wikipedia with the United Nations: the #HERstory editathons

    Photo by BrillLyle, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    One editor published her first Wikipedia article at a Cairo #HERstory editathon. “I attended without having a clue about what should I do or how to write on Wikipedia,” she said. “I can’t wait to write more.”... Read more

  7. Britons googled Brexit but reached Wikipedia

    Photo by the  World Economic Forum, CC BY-SA 2.0.

    During the week of the Brexit vote, traffic to the European Union article jumped 209% over its total from January, February, and March combined.... Read more

  8. Wikimedians gather in Italian alpine town Esino Lario for 12th Wikimania

    Photo by Luisella Aliprandi, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Each year, members of the Wikimedia community convene in one location to share experiences, learn from each other, and discuss the most critical issues of the movement. Wikimania 2016 will draw over a thousand attendees from more than 60 nations to Esino Lario, which has a year-round population of less than 800, from June 24-26.... Read more

  9. At Berlin conference, affiliates, staff, and board work side by side

    Photo by Jeff Elder, public domain/CC0.

    At the Wikimedia Conference, Foundation staff joined nearly 100 recognized and active movement affiliates from around the world to discuss building communications within the movement and growing to reach new audiences.... Read more

  10. News on Wikipedia: Documenting history as it unfolds in Cuba and the US

    Photo by unknown, public domain/CC0.

    “I think a lot of us feel like we are, in a small way, writing an early draft of history,” one Wikipedia editor says.... Read more