Wikinews:Featured article candidates

This is where the Wikinews community selects new featured articles.

Featured articles should, at a minimum:

  • Have pictures (they should make a good visual impression)
  • Be well-written
  • Cover the news event comprehensively

In addition, we should try to choose articles with these features:

Add suggestions for new articles below. If you are the author, or an author, please include a note that it is your own work. Please justify why you think an article should be featured.

  • Nominations are discussed for a minimum of seven days. Please discuss each nomination and try to come to a consensus before listing an article on Wikinews:Featured articles. Please add {{FAC}} to listed articles' talk pages, and add {{FA}} to successful candidates. See the archive directory for past nominations.
  • There is no upper limit to how long a nomination can be open. Newly-featured articles are often featured on social media, so it is advisable not to close more than two or three in quick succession. Likewise, multiple articles in a single nomination are discouraged.


Consider voting on previous nominations when you add an article to this list!

Please list new candidates at the top.

[OPEN] Deadly tornadoes rip through southern US, killing over 300Edit

Yes, it is older than usual for an FA nomination, but: its a good article, covers the topic quite nicely and has a photo and a video.--Bddpaux (talk) 15:50, 19 August 2019 (UTC)


Some of the writing is awkward (e.g "This outbreak of tornadoes is considered the deadliness since 1974" and "... the damage and human injury and death...". Looks good otherwise. Thatoneweirdwikier (talk) 11:37, 25 December 2019 (UTC)

Well, I figure "deadliness" is a clearly typo of "deadliest", no meaning change so can be fixed in the archives, and I did so. --Pi zero (talk) 13:56, 25 December 2019 (UTC)


  •   Support as nominator Bddpaux (talk) 15:48, 19 August 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support following addressed comments Thatoneweirdwikier (talk) 21:04, 25 December 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support I'm sure this article would be on the Main Page --PutriAmalia1991 (talk) 00:53, 7 February 2020 (UTC)
  Comment Every article that is published is featured on the main page.
•–• 19:02, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
  •   Oppose I've hesitated over this; but I've an uncomfortable feeling the article is on the light side for FA status. Featured non-OR articles tend to be massive, like this (on my current device, the body is nine screens' worth of text); there are shorter ones, but they're still noticeably longer than the nominee. The shortest one I found was probably this (just over two screens of text), closely followed by this. --Pi zero (talk) 01:19, 4 March 2020 (UTC)