1. Battle of Mosul: Wikipedians around the globe are updating the article as the news unfolds

    Kurdish fighter in Mosul, March 2016.  Photo by Kurdishstruggle, CC BY-SA 2.0.

    We talked to the Wikipedian who has been following live updates on the Battle of Mosul and wanted to help document the news through Wikipedia.... Read more

  2. Community digest: Indian flora windfall for Commons, news in brief

    Photo by Jeevan Jose, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Thousands of new images are now available on Wikimedia Commons thanks to recent work from numerous Indian field biologists; Wikimedia Sweden wins social media prize; and more.... Read more

  3. Arctic temperatures are no match for this retiree and his camera

    Photo courtesy of Andreas Weith.

    “I am no doubt infected by the arctic virus,” Andreas Weith says. “I just can’t resist using every chance to go north … the only region of this earth where man’s influence is not really obvious and where nature still rules over everything else.”... Read more

  4. Wikipedia’s hurricane hunters

    Photo by Julien Mulliez/DFID, CC BY-SA 2.0.

    A small group of Wikipedians provides a large amount of the information about tropical cyclones people read on the internet. We went to them to learn about their motivations and the secret recipe behind their work... Read more

  5. A fascination with exploration: the polar pioneers of Wikipedia

    Photoby Sergey Tarasenko, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Polar explorers were singular individuals who embarked on voyages of discovery, and as one Wikipedia editor put it, “Stories of endurance in the face of extreme hardship and danger will always fascinate people. This is apparent in the way that each new generation seems to rediscover and relish these stories.”... Read more

  6. People all over the world have yet to discover Wikipedia. We went to them to find out why.

    Photo by Zachary McCune, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    We went to India, Nigeria, and Mexico to reach the young, mobile, and search-dependent, and found that Wikipedia brand recognition and awareness were less than 50% of surveyed participants in all three countries. In India and Nigeria, over 75% of participants said they had never heard of Wikipedia.... Read more

  7. Community digest: Estonian president-elect’s article now in thirty languages; news in brief

    Photo by  Ireen Trummer, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    The value of Wikipedia in the news was proved in Estonia last month during the country’s presidential election.... Read more

  8. Editing Wikipedia for a decade: Gareth Owen


    Gareth Owen has been on Wikipedia since its inception. He tells us about his contributions and how Wikipedia has changed over the years.... Read more

  9. 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

  10. What motivates a Wikipedia editor to write about the Battersea Power Station?

    Photo by Alberto Pascual, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    “Electricity was generated in these enormous, beautifully designed cathedrals … modern temples to worship a new sort of power.”... Read more