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Davey Alba / New York Times:
Interview with Maryana Iskander, Wikimedia Foundation's next CEO, on the org's transparency, handling misinformation on Wikipedia pages, and more   —  Two decades ago, Wikipedia arrived on the scene as a quirky online project that aimed to crowdsource and document all of human knowledge and history in real time.
Sep 23, 2021, 8:30 PMIn context
Cristiano Lima / Washington Post:
Wikimedia Foundation names Maryana Iskander as CEO, starting January 2022; Iskander previously led a South African non-profit focused on youth unemployment   —  Maryana Iskander says she aims to increase diversity among Wikipedia's volunteer moderators when she takes the reins …
Sep 14, 2021, 12:35 PMIn context
Noam Cohen / Wired:
Profile of Ksenia Coffman, who has made 97K edits and created 3,200 pages on Wikipedia, and her efforts to remove glorified Nazi history from the site   —  Ksenia Coffman's fellow editors have called her a vandal and a McCarthyist.  She just wants them to stop glorifying fascists—and start citing better sources.
Sep 11, 2021, 8:05 AMIn context
Stephen Harrison / Slate:
A look at Wikimedia's Wikifunctions, expected to launch in 2022, which could help partially unify information across the 323 individual-language Wikipedias   —  Wikipedia has 323 language editions, and at times, there are huge differences between them.  —  For instance, Jasenovac …
Sep 2, 2021, 9:45 AMIn context
Jackson Ryan / CNET:
Inside the intense debate among Wikipedia editors to include the coronavirus lab leak theory on COVID-19 pages, as the theory has gained more media attention   —  Building a better encyclopedia requires consensus and neutrality, but behind the scenes, editors wrangle with the pandemic's most contentious question.
Jun 26, 2021, 11:15 AMIn context
Nicole Lee / Engadget:
TikTok launches TikTok Jump to let creators enhance their videos by adding mini-app integrations from select partners including Whisk, Wikipedia, Quizlet, more   —  TikTok creators may no longer need to add a “link in bio,” at least to certain kinds of content.  Today,
Jun 21, 2021, 4:00 PMIn context
Andreas Kolbe / The Daily Dot:
The Wikimedia Foundation is financially healthy and nearing a $100M endowment target five years ahead of schedule, yet fundraising appeals imply it's struggling   —  The site is way richer than it wants you to know.  —  The Wikimedia Foundation (WMF), the non-profit that owns Wikipedia …
May 30, 2021, 8:35 PMIn context
Yumiko Sato / Slate:
Misinformation and historical revisionism are widespread on some non-English editions of Wikipedia, such as Japanese, which is the most visited after English   —  During World War II, Unit 731 of the Japanese military undertook horrific medical experimentation in Manchukuo (Northeast China).
Mar 21, 2021, 1:55 AMIn context
Noam Cohen / Wired:
Wikimedia Foundation debuts Wikimedia Enterprise, a premium service for delivering Wikipedia content to companies like Google, but a free option will remain   —  The Big Four all lean on the encyclopedia at no cost.  With the launch of Wikimedia Enterprise, the volunteer project will change that—and possibly itself, too.
Mar 16, 2021, 2:00 PMIn context
Corey Dickinson / Bloomberg:
As Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, Uber, Amazon, and others play larger roles in OpenStreetMap, hobbyists fear private sector will overshadow their work   —  What do Lyft, Facebook, the International Red Cross, the U.N., the government of Nepal and Pokémon Go have in common?
Feb 20, 2021, 11:20 AMIn context

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