Wikinews popularity soars as result of Wikinews investigation
By Thunderhead, July 3, 2007
This week, two articles were published which resulted in Wikinews' popularity becoming the highest in recorded history. When searching for "Wikinews" in Google News, almost 107 hits for the term were found. Wikinews was also mentioned in a special interview with Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Foundation and Greta Van Susteren, host of FOX News' "On The Record", CNN, and FOX News' daily news reel, as well as several local sources.
Unfortunately, not every source properly attributed Wikinews, which resulted in several Wikinews administrators and users communicating with the sources, who gladly attributed us in the correct way.