Wikipedia:Press coverage 2003

Since its inception in 2001, Wikipedia has garnered substantial media attention. The following is a list of the project's press coverage received in 2003, sorted chronologically.


  • Glorioso, Joseph; Perens, Bruce; Robertson, Michael (January 17, 2003). "Gene Therapy / Open Source Software". Science Friday (Podcast). National Public Radio. Archived from the original on February 4, 2012. Bruce Perens mentioned Wikipedia as an open-source project.
  • Mayfield, Kendra (January 28, 2003). "Not Your Father's Encyclopedia". Wired. Archived from the original on November 6, 2018.
  • Hammersley, Ben (January 30, 2003). "Common knowledge". The Guardian. Archived from the original on September 10, 2014. Wikipedia is the web's encyclopaedia. You should be editing it yourself, says Ben Hammersley.










  • "October 2003 issue". Glassine Surfer. The American Philatelist. American Philatelic Society. October 2003. Brief mention of Wikipedia, characterizing its stamp collecting material as "fairly good", and including a link to the "postage stamp" article.
  • Ngan Nguyen, Kim (October 8, 2003). "Write For An Encyclopedia". ABC 7 Denver. Archived from the original on September 27, 2011.
  • "Reference wwworks Six of the best..MINI CAMCORDERS The Computer World". Daily Mirror. October 17, 2003. Archived from the original on October 25, 2012. A free encyclopaedia written collaboratively by its readers. The site is a wiki wiki, meaning anyone can edit any article by clicking on the 'edit this page' link that appears in every Wikipedia article. Just so you know, wiki wiki means fast in Hawaiian and is the speed of creating and updating pages that is a defining aspects of wiki technology.
  • "Debian Weekly News". Debian. October 21, 2003. Archived from the original on November 2, 2003. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, contains a long entry about the Debian project and its distribution. Among other topics it mentions developer recruitment, motivation, resignation and the package life cycle. Wikipedia is a community written and edited encyclopedia published using the GNU Free Documentation license. Over a dozen people have contributed to the article since its original version was written in December 2001.
  • Smolenski, Nikola (October 2003). "Potpuna sloboda" [Complete freedom]. Svet kompjutera (in Serbian). Archived from the original on May 29, 2009. The article has three sections: an introduction, "Wikipedia," and "Others."
  • Dutch computer magazine for the elderly, PC Plus Magazine, published a four-page tutorial on how to add and edit Wikipedia entries in their October 2003 issue.



  • "Join hands, Asian media urged". The Star. December 9, 2003. Mentions Wikipedia as an example of participatory journalism.
  • Moore, Carrie A. (December 20, 2003). "St. Nick not well known". Deseret News. Salt Lake City. Moore explains the history of Christmas celebrations with the assistance of "Wikipedia, a free online encyclopedia".
  • "Elec-Cronicas / Wikipedia". El Norte (in Spanish). Monterrey. December 29, 2003. Una de las aventuras mas sorprendentes de la Red es probablemente la tentativa de escribir una enciclopedia en la redaccion de la cual cualquier internauta puede participar a su antojo. Basada en la tecnologia de los wikis de la cual hemos hablado hace poco, la Wikipedia festejara su tercer aniversario el 15 de enero con resultados impresionantes.