Chance News reviews current issues in the news that use probability or statistical concepts. Its aim is to provide the public a better understand of chance news news reported by the media and to allow teachers of probability and statistics courses to liven their courses with current news.
From September 1992 to January 2005, an editor and a small number of regular contributors prepared Chance News. As of April 2005 Chance News will be a collaborative effort of its readers in the spirit of the very successful Wikimedia projects. These include a free Encyclopedia, a newspaper, and a series of books . We will use the Wikimedia software that makes it easy for a reader to add a new chance item, or to modify an existing chance news items (hopefully improving it). As are the Wikmedia projects, Chance News will be freely available under the GNU Free Documentation License