Wikinews:Featured article candidates

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This is where the Wikinews community selects new featured articles.

Featured articles should, at a minimum:

  • Have pictures (they should make a good visual impression)
  • Be well-written
  • Cover the news event comprehensively

In addition, we should try to choose articles with these features:

  • Good collaboration
  • Quality original material
  • Better coverage than mainstream outlets

Add suggestions for new articles below. If you are the author, or an author, please include a note that it is your own work. Please justify why you think an article should be featured.

  • Nominations are discussed for a minimum of seven days. Please discuss each nomination and try to come to a consensus before listing an article on Wikinews:Featured articles. Please add {{FAC}} to listed articles' talk pages, and add {{FA}} to successful candidates. See the archive directory for past nominations.
  • There is no upper limit to how long a nomination can be open. Newly-featured articles are often featured on social media, so it is advisable not to close more than two or three in quick succession. Likewise, multiple articles in a single nomination are discouraged.


Consider voting on previous nominations when you add an article to this list!

Please list new candidates at the top.

[OPEN] Reflections, Lichtenstein, two new exhibitions at Edinburgh's Modern One[edit]

Wikinews has a fine tradition of featuring excellent photoessays, which I began cultivating back in 2009(!) with photos from '06. As this piece shows, we've come a long way by 2015. Clearly on a par with the other featured photoessays, excellent though they are. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 11:43, 31 August 2015 (UTC)



[OPEN] "Avast ye scurvy file sharers!": Interview with Swedish Pirate Party leader Rickard Falkvinge[edit]

Still hugely topical. "How long do you think the cat and mouse game will continue?" "Until one of two things happen: The authorities realize they can't enforce laws that require monitoring all private communications, especially given the large international level of grassroots support, or [they] actually start monitoring all private communications." Well then. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 11:43, 31 August 2015 (UTC)



[OPEN] In the land of the open source elves: Interview with "Battle for Wesnoth" creator David White[edit]

As with the indie horror interview, we often forget that our mission statement includes entertaining content. It's interesting to look at this afresh years down the line.

"I don't enjoy cheating in games, and to me buying items with real money seems like cheating -- except worse, since it actually costs money." And yet microtransactions have become depressingly familiar, even to those like myself who have never paid one. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 11:43, 31 August 2015 (UTC)



[OPEN] Keep your eyes peeled for cosmic debris: Andrew Westphal about Stardust@home[edit]

This is as cool, and interesting, as it was when it was still, well, news. Prime science reporting. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 11:43, 31 August 2015 (UTC)



[OPEN] Petition pressures City of Edinburgh Council to review clause affecting live music scene[edit]

To borrow the reviewer's remark from talk; "a hefty undertaking all around, and[...] worth it" - @Pi zero:. Excellent and thorough OR, highly collaborative, and the best coverage of anybody anywhere. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 15:39, 30 August 2015 (UTC)



[OPEN] AirAsia jet vanishes over Indonesia, 162 missing[edit]

Dropping in some synthesis of mine, which highlights an intense collaboration to make for a good report on major breaking news. There's no sensible way so many sources on such a large article could have been reviewed had it been submitted in its final condition. What ultimately emerged captures the confusion and emergency scrambling that follows a major disaster unfolding. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 17:01, 7 February 2015 (UTC)


I'm confused by the question. Is to much information to much or is information not enough? Thanks!- David Davidson —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Forthe1789usconstitution (talkcontribs) 00:48, 14 May 2015

That seems, to me, to be a false dichotomy. What question are you referring to? BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 20:22, 30 August 2015 (UTC)


  • Support as author and nominator. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 17:01, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Good infographics and use of quote boxes. --Bddpaux (talk) 15:02, 30 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Support as reviewer. Which is to say, reviewer for much of it; the article history shows, as remarked, an intense process (note the post-publish edits with edit summaries telling the reviewer where to find info in the sources; post-publish revision review can easily turn into a tangled mess, and didn't this time). My initial review published an article less than half the size of the archived version. Imo a good role model for breaking disaster coverage. --Pi zero (talk) 19:20, 10 April 2015 (UTC)