Interview

  1. On the front lines in Venezuela and Ukraine, volunteers stand up for a future of free knowledge

    Writing an encyclopedia is no simple task, as any one of the global community of Wikipedia editors would be happy to tell you. Doing so amid an economic crisis or armed conflict, like those in Venezuela or Ukraine, is immeasurably more difficult.... Read more

  2. 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 and challenges of living in his country. ... Read more

  3. 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

  4. Two ravens’ ‘song and dance routine’ wins picture of the year

    Wikimedia editors from around the world flew to Jubilee and Munin, two amusing ravens from the Tower of London, in the volunteer-run competition.... Read more

  5. The big bear of a mission to chronicle the 1948 Cleveland Indians

    Wikipedia editor, Cleveland native, and baseball fan Wizardman is on a mission to rewrite and improve all of the articles related to the Cleveland Indians’ 1948 World Series-winning season.... Read more

  6. How a feminist stood up to trolls and measurably changed Wikipedia’s coverage of women scientists

    Did the efforts of Emily Temple-Wood (“Keilana”) and other editors really make a difference in Wikipedia’s coverage of women scientists—especially given the vast expanse of an encyclopedia that has 5.4 million articles in English alone? The answer, one year after the headlines, is an unequivocal yes.... Read more

  7. Digital archivist brings forgotten stories to light on Wikipedia

    “There are so many people who have sunk into obscurity and had their stories forgotten. We can’t put all of them on Wikipedia, but we can work on ensuring that we do what we can.”... Read more

  8. A history of the finger, as seen through Wikipedia

    The finger has become an indelible symbol of contempt in Western culture. One Wikipedia editor took it on himself to document its history on Wikipedia.... Read more

  9. News on Wikipedia: Fidel Castro, president of Cuba, dead at 90

    Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons are here to help you learn more about the recently deceased Fidel Castro.... Read more

  10. A passion for hurricanes and video games: Brenden Moses

    Brenden Moses joined Wikipedia at a very young age. In the past nine years, he has invested his interest in storms and other topics to contribute 177 quality articles on Wikipedia.... Read more