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Op-Ed: Can Wiki Tribune save journalism? Maybe it can.

London - Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales is appalled by the state of modern news and journalism. He’s not alone, but unlike the media, he’s doing something about it. His new venture Wiki Tribune may just be the new face of news.

Wikimedia Foundation enjoys record 2012 fundraiser

Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization that operates Wikipedia, the online, free encyclopedia announced on December 27 that it had raised a record $25 million in record time during its 2012 fundraiser.

Jimmy Wales petitions against extradition of Richard O’Dwyer

Richard O’Dwyer, 24, is to be extradited from the U.K. to the U.S. on copyright charges. Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia has started a petition against this.

Wikipedia founder hopes to succeed with SOPA bill protest

Founder of Wikipedia Jimmy Wales hopes certain measures lined up for Wednesday, including shutting down its online encyclopedia for 24 hours, would yield positive results as Wikipedia and thousands of other sites protest the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).

Jimmy Wales may 'turn off' Wikipedia to protest anti-piracy law

Washington - The co-founder of Wikipedia has threatened a "strike action" in protest of an anti-piracy bill being discussed in the U.S. Senate. Jimmy Wales said he may be forced to protest the proposed law by turning off the English-language version of the site.

Op-Ed: Wikipedia is 10 years old today

Despite the ups and downs of existing in the Internet world, Wikipedia has doggedly fought off its many detractors and problems and it is ten years old today. I for one wish to congratulate Jimmy Wales and everyone else who has made that possible.

Liveblog: Jimmy Wales talks future of Wikipedia and collaboration Special

Toronto - Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is doing the keynote address at Digital Day in Toronto. The 13th Annual Digital Day Conference is presented by the Canadian Marketing Association and Marketing Magazine, and we're there covering it live.

Wikipedia finds itself in 'chaos'

The Internet giant Wikipedia has suddenly been cast in to what employees from within are calling the environment as 'Chaos."

Wikipedia planning major facelift

Some of the most significant changes set to take place on Wikipedia will make the site easier to use, according to its owners The Wikimedia Foundation.

Wikipedia to introduce page controls

Wikipedia, the popular online encyclopedia, is on the brink of introducing a dramatic revamp to how visitors to the site can edit their pages.

Wikipedia to close its open-to-all policy

Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia is putting forward a controversial proposal to make sure that changes to the most popular wiki-pages are vetted before they go live.

Wikipedia founder brings search project Wikia

Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, announced today he is unveiling the Wikia Search that will go head-to-head against the Google search engine. It will be a collaborative approach similar to the one employed by Wikipedia.

Jimmy Wales Takes On Google Search

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has grown tired of Google's growing control over Internet search and has purchased Grub from Looksmart and plans to release it in open source format.

'The Chaser' Attacks Wikipedia Founder At Press Conference

An Australian sketch comedy show bombards Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales with rapid-fire questions including "There are 1.7 million articles on Wikipedia; how long did it take you to write them all?"

Wikipedia Co-Founder Launches Rival Site

Digital Journal — Does the world need another Wikipedia? One of the online encyclopedia’s co-founders thinks so because his rival site will launch this week.

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