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:

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] Attention drawn to high suicide rates in Scotland, Russia, Australia[edit]

Self-nomming some old synthesis. Not sure why I didn't at the time; possibly because we've had some truly exceptional stuff in recent years that sails above even other FAs. As was said some years ago, though, FA is not a zero-sum game. After examining the archives of noms for similar length FAs (and even some shorter) I found them passing with ease, so I thought I'd add one that matches up to them. I'm also reminded of Three cities submit bids for 2020 Summer Olympics, which at FAC attracted a comment to the effect Wikinews could provide balanced international perspective where most orgs will run with a natural focus on the issue from their local perspective. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 02:21, 24 December 2016 (UTC)



  • Support as nominator and original author. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 02:21, 24 December 2016 (UTC)
  • Support as publishing reviewer. Agreeing here with the nominator's assessment. A solid article offering a wider perspective on the issue than nationally based news media are wont to provide. --Pi zero (talk) 12:23, 24 December 2016 (UTC)
  • Support An excellent article —mikemoral (talk) 08:09, 28 May 2017 (UTC)