Matthew Yeomans, a freelance writer, has published a detailed article
about the Wikinews project and its community here:
It was originally intended for a major magazine, and Matthew's work
(which included travel to Europe and the United States to interview many
Wikinews contributors) was fully funded. But shortly before the
publication, the story was "killed", as Matthew puts it. He has now put
it on Blogger, alongside an "anatomy" of the story itself.
The story is largely accurate and focuses primarily on the human factor
of Wikinews. One error is that Wikitravel is referred to as a Wikimedia
project. The article paints a very positive picture of Wikinews, and
while it is most regrettable that it was not published in the way
intended by the author, this of course underscores exactly what we are
doing: breaking down the barriers to publishing.
There's a discussion forum attached to the story.