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Wikipedia:Wikipedia as a press source

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Wikipedia is increasingly being used as a source in the world press. Articles citing Wikipedia have been published in over two dozen countries including:

IF THERE ARE ERRORS IN AN ARTICLE, please post the matter to the Wikimedia Communications Committee's talk page. This way, the Wikimedia Foundation can send an official letter to the editor, or request a correction.

Note: This is not a complete list.

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Note that mentions of common mirror sites may not refer to actual mirrored Wikipedia articles.

Page guidelines[edit]

  • If the article is about Wikipedia itself, please add it to Wikipedia:Press coverage, rather than here.
  • If the citation is in a book, rather than a periodical, please add it to Wikipedia:Wikipedia as a book source.
  • If the citation is in an academic publication, such as a peer-reviewed journals, please add it to Wikipedia:Wikipedia as an academic source.
  • Also, please check to make sure this is the first publication of the article—newspapers often reprint things other papers published days and even weeks before.
  • Place a notice on the article's talk page about the press reference. See below for instructions.
  • To link to this page from the talk pages of articles concerned, use {{Online source}}.
  • Use {{Online source}} just once on a talk page. Multiple citations may be shown by the template, for example, see talk:Noynoying:


If you add an article, please 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.

Please add your entry to the end of the page, using Template:Cite news. The template, with the most commonly used parameters, is:

  • {{cite news |first= |last= |authorlink= |coauthors= |title= |url= |work= |publisher= |date= |accessdate=2024-06-18 }}
    "Relevant/representative quote here."