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] Male Magellanic penguins pine for pairings: Wikinews interviews biologist Natasha Gownaris[edit]

I was the reviewer on this article. Measures up nicely to our FA criteria. --Pi zero (talk) 15:36, 11 February 2019 (UTC)



  • Support as nominator. --Pi zero (talk) 15:36, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support as interviewer. Extremely happy with how this all ultimately turned out. It was also fun to collaborate. @Darkfrog24: Credit goes to you for the introductory writeup. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 15:48, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support as drafter. It's environmentally relevant but also has cute pictures of animals. I also found it fun to collaborate. Darkfrog24 (talk) 22:11, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

[OPEN] Wikinews investigates disappearance of Indonesian cargo ship Namse Bangdzod[edit]

Self-nominating another of my reports. A detailed breakdown and analysis of a mystery that got deeper the further I looked, with two experts on-hand to help explain the meanings of technical aspects, and examination of data from various primary sources. It's original, it's the best coverage I can find in English; seems to me like it makes the cut. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 21:49, 29 January 2019 (UTC)



[OPEN] US Senator Rand Paul blocks synthetic marijuana legislation[edit]

This is a nice, detailed look at a complex issue in a manner in that, years later, a foreigner can still read and readily understand what was going on and why. With regard to the 'bonus' criteria, I note both clever OR and a result that was better than what much (all?) of the mainstream generated. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 00:55, 8 January 2019 (UTC)



  • Support as nominator, as always. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 00:55, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Yup. Neatly done. --Pi zero (talk) 21:52, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

[OPEN] Wikinews attends 2018 Bangalore ComicCon[edit]

Three interviews, a photoessay that could (imo) be featured in its own right, and an original event report. This is top tier. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 17:17, 28 December 2018 (UTC)



  • Support as nominator, naturally. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 17:17, 28 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support as reviewer. The photoessay is quite good. The interviews are very cool imho, the event OR solid, and the whole package is, as you say, top tier. --Pi zero (talk) 19:02, 28 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Good, and useful, interviews. Well illustrated. Good OR. Certainly a big support! Qwerty number1 (talk) 21:40, 28 December 2018 (UTC)