Wikipedia:Press coverage

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This set of pages lists any press coverage of Wikipedia that covers or discusses Wikipedia as a project – that is, any aspect of Wikipedia overall, such as its structure, success, information, goals, history – or views on Wikipedia in general, and so on.

Press sources that reference content of a particular Wikipedia article but do not discuss the project itself should be noted on the talk page of the referenced Wikipedia article in question using the {{Press}} template. Wikipedia:Wikipedia in blogs and Wikipedia:Wikipedia on TV and radio are also kept seperately.

Awards and other press coverage from articles that enhance the reputation of Wikipedia should be included in the trophy shelf.

If there are factual errors in a news article, please post the matter to the talk page of Wikimedia's Communications Committee. This way, the Wikimedia Foundation can send an official letter to the editor, or request for a correction.

Searching for discussion of Wikipedia online[edit]

The easiest way to search is to subscribe to a real-time news feed of articles mentioning Wikipedia through Google Alerts.

You may also want to perform searches for "Wikipedia" on various search engines, such as:

If you find press coverage not previously mentioned in the page corresponding to its publication year, you are welcome to add it in!

Adding entries to a page[edit]

Due to the amount of listings they have been broken up by publication year. If the press coverage in question was published in 2021, see Wikipedia:Press coverage 2021 (the same goes for 2020, 2019, etc.).

If you add an article, cite both the title and the source. Note that if you're listing an article from a traditional press wire service that ran in your local newspaper, it may not have the same title everywhere; be cautious about duplicates.

Add your entry to the end of the page, using {{Cite news}}. You may find a blank template at the bottom of the page to copy and paste. Depending on the publication circumstances, you may want to use different parameters – for more information and a list of all parameters, see the template page.

Note that all templates varieties have the |quote= parameter: use this to include a short snippet of the press coverage.

Coverage with a credited author
*{{Cite news
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  |access-date = 2021-05-06
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Additional authors may be listed using |last2= and |first2=, then |last3= and |first3=, and so on.

Do not wikilink the author to their Wikipedia article in the name fields, instead use |author-link=, |author-link2=, etc.

Coverage without a credited author
*{{Cite news
  |author      =
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  |title       =
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  |newspaper   =
  |location    =
  |access-date = 2021-05-06
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In this variation, any other information about authorship may be put in under |author= (staff writers, etc.). This parameter may be omitted completely if no such information exists.

Online coverage with archive link
*{{Cite news
  |last         =
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  |date         =
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  |url          =
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  |archive-url  =
  |archive-date =
  |access-date  = 2021-05-06
  |quote        =
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In this variation, the original URL would go in |url=, even if it no longer displays the article. |url-status= can be used to show if a link no longer displays an article ("dead") or if it preemptively archived (still visible under the original URL ("live"). For a list of avaliable web archives, see List of Web archiving initiatives.

Foreign-language coverage
*{{Cite news
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  |access-date  = 2021-05-06
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To cite international coverage, use |trans-title= to hold an English-language translation to the original title. If the title can be simplified with romanization, use |script-title= to hold the original title (prefixed with a language code) and |title= to hold the roman variation. Use |language= to hold the displayed language. See the template page for further explanation.

Coverage requiring registration or subscription to view
*{{Cite news
  |last        =
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  |url         =
  |url-access  =
  |newspaper   =
  |location    =
  |access-date = 2021-05-06
  |quote       =
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In |url-access=, three access levels can be used: registration, where a free registration is needed, limited, where there are other constraints (such as a cap on daily views), and subscription, where the source is only accessible via a paid subscription.

Examples & Help[edit]

To view examples of this template in use, take a look at the active page for 2021. For further assistance, use {{helpme}} on a talk page and one of our editors will be happy to assist you.

See also[edit]