Creating the world’s largest encyclopedia, and combating fake news
Jimmy Wales is the founder of Wikipedia, the world’s largest encyclopedia. In this in-depth interview he talks through the whole journey from inception to today, now with 270 million daily views and 40 million articles in 293 languages. He speaks candidly on what’s still wrong with Wikipedia and what he’s doing to put it right, including addressing the deficit of female voices; shares his plans for WikiTribune, his new website to combat fake news; and discusses the Turkish government’s Wikipedia ban, and his personal outreach to talk them out of it.
Dr Fiona Godlee
Editor-in-Chief, British Medical Journal
28th May 2020
The editor of medicine’s most respected journal shares her fears that the COVID-19 pandemic could get worse
Co-editor & Founder, Air Mail
21st May 2020
Twenty-five years at the top of the glossy magazines, from high society to high-impact journalism.
Co-editor, Air Mail
21st May 2020
Taking the ‘glossy’ magazine ethos online for a global audience with high expectations
Guardian journalist & author 'The Windrush Betrayal'
14th May 2020
Breaking the Windrush scandal: a tip-off, months of persistence against government evasion… and ultimately the Home Secretary’s resignation
Head of Television, BBC Sport
7th May 2020
Leading the team covering the biggest sporting events in the world – and how to cope when the pandemic shuts them down.