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Jimmy Wales

Co-founder
WikiTribune & Wikipedia

Jimmy Wales is the founder of Wikipedia, the international non-profit online encyclopaedia created in 2001. Wikipedia has over 35 million articles in 285 languages, with nearly 32 million registered editors for the English version alone. In 2017, Jimmy launched, and became CEO of WikiTribune. WikiTribune is a news platform that brings journalists and a community of volunteers together to ensure that readers have fact-based articles and free news. Jimmy has previously been the executive chairman for The People’s Operator, and is currently a board member for the Wikimedia Foundation.

 

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From Wikipedia to WikiTribune

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With more than 46 million articles in 299 languages, we can safely say that Wikipedia is a worldwide success. In 2017, Wikipedia co-founder, Jimmy Wales, decided to launch WikiTribune: a news website in which professional journalists research and report news stories alongside volunteers who curate articles by proofreading, fact-checking, suggesting changes, and adding sources. Will WikiTribune […]

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