Submissions/Wikinews for schools

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This is a rejected submission for Wikimania 2012.

Submission no.


Title of the submission

Wikinews for schools

Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)


Author of the submission

Mile Kiš

E-mail address

milekis AT; milens AT



Country of origin


Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)

Secretary-General of Wikimedia Serbia

Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

During 2010, I managed with pilot project about Wikinews as a platform for learning in the Faculty of Media and Communications, Department of Journalism. The program was originally planned to take only one month, but in the end turned into several months of working with a small group of students. The whole program was composed of three parts: I) Online Journalism and New Media; II) Wikinews as a platform for learning; and III) Reporting from the field. Due to lack of time, there was no chance to get done all three parts of the project. But, group with only a several students were successful to edit about nine hundred news. The project has proved my thesis about the sustainability of Wikinews. In comparison with other WM projects, Wikinews is the only project where success is reflected in the continuous work. It also showed me that the schools are great potential for development. After a one year break, I plan to run this program again. I'd like to share with you my experience on this project; to talk with you about the possibilities of developing and to hear your comments.

  • Analysis and Education
Length of presentation/talk
25 Minutes
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