User:Brian/Wikinews announces partnership with CNN

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April 1, 2006

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Wikinews, the free news source where any user can write a story, today announced that a partnership with CNN had been formed.

The terms of the deal are as yet not fully disclosed but sources close to negotiations have stated that as part of the partnership CNN will automagically transclude Wikinews stories to the CNN website. Changes made to the Wikinews article will be immediately visible on the CNN site.

Enhancements reportedly offered to Wikinews through the partnership include the use of portable satellite transmission equipment in Europe, Asia, South America, and the Middle East. The availability of transmission equipment will enable Wikinews to provide real-time recent changes feeds in some of the most remote areas of the planet.

The deal still needs to be approved by CNN shareholders and regulators. This is expected to take place by April 1, 2007.

The Wikimedia Foundation and CNN could not be reached for comment at the time of writing this story.

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