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Writing and editing for Wikipedia

Experienced Wikipedia writers and editors: Let me know which important pages I should add here, for the benefit of people new to contributing to Wikipedia.

Who writes Wikipedia?
Contributing to Wikipedia (describes the Wikipedia editing community's established practice on some aspect or aspects of Wikipedia's norms and customs)
Frequently Asked Questions About Wikipedia
FAQs about editing for Wikipedia
Wikipedia Guidelines
How do I create a new page?
Article size
Featured content Featured content represents the best of Wikipedia, including articles, pictures, and other contributions that showcase excellent results of the collaborative efforts of Wikipedia. All featured content undergoes a thorough review process to ensure that it meets the highest standards in order to serve as the best example of our end goals. A small bronze star (The featured content star) in the top right corner of a desktop page indicates that the content is featured.
Citing sources Wikipedia's verifiability policy requires inline citations for any material challenged or likely to be challenged, and for all quotations, anywhere in article space.
Navigation Wikipedia is so vast that the features that usually facilitate navigating, like hypertext and a search box, are supplemented by portals and a page theme that features a toolbox, a search box, and the category of the page, on every page.
Neutral point of view "Articles must not take sides, but should explain the sides, fairly and without editorial bias. This applies to both what you say and how you say it."
"Notability" guidelines
Researching and Writing Wikipedia Articles (How Wikipedia Works/Chapter 6, Wikibooks)
What Wikipedia is not
Wikipedia: Teahouse (a friendly forum in which to learn about editing Wikipedia)
Are There Rules Against Paying Someone To Write A Wikipedia Article? (Michael Wood, Social Media Today, 11-24-14) Read the full article.

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Where to get science news

Updated 8-14-2020.  Let me know if any wonderful publications are left out of this informally assembled list. Scroll down for links to forums.

Aeon ("a sanctuary online for serious thinking")
Ars Technica
Cosmos (the science of everything)
Ag Insider (Food and Environment Reporting Network)
Environmental Health News (EHN, publisher of several newsletters: (Above the Fold, The Daily Climate, Good News, Plastic Pollution, Children’s Health, Energy & Health, Science Saturday, The Weekend Reader, Population Weekly, Pittsburgh Weekly)
Food and Environment Reporting Network (FERN, publishes Ag Insider)
Food Dive (See also BioPharma Dive, Construction Dive, Education Dive, Healthcare Dive, MedTech Dive, Restaurant Dive, Smart Cities Dive, Social Media Today, Utility Dive, Waste Dive)
GreenBiz Featured columns. See also webcasts and Video
Massive Science (New science stories every week, written by scientists themselves)
Mosaic Longform stories about science and health. (Closed 12-10-19). No longer publishing but archive still available under Creative Commons license.
National Geographic Magazine
Nature (an esteemed and heavily cited science journal)
Nautilus (each issue on a special topic, backed by Howard Hughes Medical Institute)
New Scientist (realistic news reporting, from UK)
Pro Publica (Journalism in the Public Interest) Read More 

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