WikiTribune is a news platform that is primarily about volunteers doing neutral, factual, high-quality news.   The WikiTribune community strives to create articles with a very high degree of transparency and accountability.  The most important thing to understand is that you can edit every story at WikiTribune.

You’ll start out with a surprising amount of permission to edit things from day one.  After you’ve been around a bit and shown yourself not to be disruptive, you’ll be promoted to being able to publish articles directly.  And when the community really finds you genuinely trustworthy (and nice!) you can be promoted to admin.

As you have fun with WikiTribune, you’ll likely run into staff members – who are here to support you, not to boss you.

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Meet the Founders


A portrait of Wikitribune founder Jimmy Wales

Jimmy Wales
Founder, CEO, and Editor in Chief

In addition to founding the world-famous Wikipedia and co-creating Wikia, Jimmy started the Wikimedia Foundation, the Jimmy Wales Foundation for Freedom of Expression; and of course WikiTribune. The multi-award-winning entrepreneur hails from Huntsville, Alabama but lives in London, where WikiTribune is headquartered.


Orit Kopel
Co-Founder & member of Board of Directors

Qualified Human Rights Lawyer, Orit was CEO of the Jimmy Wales Foundation for Freedom of Expression, advocating for bloggers and social media users who are persecuted for speaking out online. She previously acted as Jimmy Wales’ Special Adviser for Google’s Expert Advisory Council on the ‘Right To Be Forgotten’, defending internet freedom.  She has launched Glass Voices, a social enterprise aimed at empowering women to pursue leadership roles in society and amplifying their voices in the public sphere & professional settings.

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