Communications

  1. Editors chronicle the life of baseball pitcher José Fernández after his untimely death

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    The sudden tragic death of a young superstar shocked millions of fans and followers. Many of them flocked to his Wikipedia page to confirm the news and read about his life and accomplishments.... Read more

  2. Discover Egypt with Roland Unger on Wikivoyage

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    This German chemical physics lecturer has traveled to Egypt 30 times, and has shared his experiences with the world by writing several hundred articles on Wikivoyage.... Read more

  3. When it comes to shipwrecks raised off the seafloor, Peter Isotalo may be Wikipedia’s resident aficionado

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    Isotalo has written several Wikipedia articles on centuries-old archaeologically significant shipwrecks, working with museums and spending hundreds of hours to make them accurate and comprehensive. We wanted to find out why.... Read more

  4. Editing Wikipedia for a decade: Mohamed Ouda

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    Last week, we talked with David Garcia, who told us about the early days of the Spanish Wikipedia. Today, Mohamed Ouda is letting us in on his story with the Arabic Wikipedia.... Read more

  5. Wikipedia has all the Emmy facts you want, commercial-free

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    If a show you haven’t watched yet or a person you haven’t seen before wins, you can jump on a second screen to a Wikipedia article and learn about them.... Read more

  6. Editing Wikipedia for a decade: David García

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    David Garcia has seen the Spanish Wikipedia grow from 10,000 to 1.3 million articles over the last thirteen years. He’s created over 2,200 of them himself.... Read more

  7. As NASA’s latest mission heads to space, these editors will chronicle its journey and results in the years to come

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    Two Wikipedia editors speak about NASA’s mission to bring back asteroid samples, Wikipedia’s coverage of space-related topics, and what you can do to help.... Read more

  8. Why I write about castles on Wikipedia

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    Hchc2009 has written two featured and dozens of good articles on the English Wikipedia, markers attained only after a peer review from fellow editors. Here, they discuss what motivates them to write about castles—the medieval fortified structures that have played important military, economic and social roles across Europe.... Read more

  9. Wiki Loves Monuments needs you to help preserve historical memory for future generations

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    The largest photography competition in the world aims to document the monuments and cultural heritage sites of today for others to enjoy tomorrow. It’s being held right now, and you can contribute.... Read more

  10. Community digest: Wikimedia Commons provides an outlet for art students to create and exhibit art; news in brief

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    Art students from Beit Berl College in Israel are using Wikimedia Commons as a resource for their study and a platform to exhibit their work.... Read more