The Wikinewsie Group/Local Wikinews policies

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Language Original reporting Accreditation Relative date use Archival policies Reviewing Never assume / AGF / Interaction Local file upload policy Synthesis Byline Republished content

en:n
en:n

Articles need to be verifiable based on author notes[1]. Demonstrate commitment to values, be a Wikimedian in good standing, have contributed substantially to Wikinews articles.
Handled by en.wn[2].
Used in text. Not used in sources or dateline[3]. Twenty-four hours after publication, major fixes require use of a correction notice. After seven days, articles are locked from editing[4]. Rigorous source-checking with good understanding of sources language(s). Reviewers limited to article edits small enough to avoid becoming a notable contributor.[5] Relatively recent as explicit guideline; pragmatic underpinning of community interactions and reviewing[6]. Local upload enabled for Fair use; media from 'competing' publishers prohibited. Copywritten publicity shots, screenshots, CC-BY-NC and GoL allowed[7]. Require at least two sources from other news organizations[8]. Must present this content in new way/perspective while meeting publishing guidelines[9]. Reporters are not credited as the writers by name on the article. Reporters may add their work to a category that contains their own work. Third-party content not republished; all content requires multiple independent sources, and subjected to local review process[10].

ar:n
ar:n

No policy page of either Assume Good Faith or never assume. Authors are not credited with a byline. Their articles are not in categories based on the reporter.

bg:n
bg:n

Принципи и политика на акредитиране. No policy page of either assume good faith or never assume. Authors are not credited with a byline. Their articles are not in categories based on the reporter.

bs:n
bs:n

Authors are not credited with a byline. Their articles are not in categories based on the reporter.

ca:n
ca:n

No policy page of either assume good faith or never assume. Authors are not credited with a byline. Their articles are not in categories based on the reporter.

cs:n
cs:n

Reporters are credited in the footer. These articles are not sorted by category where you can find all the contributions by a reporter.

de:n
de:n

Originäre Berichterstattung No protection is used for older articles, but a list by month and year of articles is kept using the DynamicPageList feature. Hilfe: Veröffentlichung describes how articles are published. There is no formal review procedure, but a two hour waiting period is required between the initial draft and the published article for other users to edit or raise concerns. Assume Good Faith policy exists on the project. Authors are not credited with a byline. Their articles are not in categories based on the reporter.

el:n
el:n

No policy page of either assume good faith or never assume. Authors are not credited with a byline. Their articles are not in categories based on the reporter.

eo:n
eo:n

No policy page of either assume good faith or never assume. Authors get a byline in the footer.

es:n
es:n

Reportajes originales Contribute 10 original reports, edit 100 news articles, demonstrate understanding of key policies including NPOV. Handled locally on es.wn. Archivado de artículos. Wikinoticias:Revisión de artículos No policy page of either assume good faith or never assume. Authors are not credited with a byline. Their articles are not in categories based on the reporter.

fa:n
fa:n

ویکی‌خبر:خبر_دست_اول Not vigorous. Project mainly maintained by people outside Iran[11]. Appears to have adopted a form of AGF. Authors are not credited with a byline. Their articles are not in categories based on the reporter.

fi:n
fi:n

Assume Good Faith is listed as a policy page. Authors are not credited with a byline. Their articles are not in categories based on the reporter.

fr:n
fr:n

Reportage original Demonstrate commitment to values, be a Wikimedian in good standing, have contributed substantially to Wikinews articles.
Handled by en.wn.
Content always freely editable. No archival. Authors are not credited with a byline. Their articles are not in categories based on the reporter. Whole articles or parts of articles republished from articles from sources like Voice of America. This is indicated in a template on the page.

he:n
he:n

ויקיחדשות:דיווח_מקורי Authors are not credited with a byline. Their articles are not in categories based on the reporter.

it:n
it:n

Notizie originali Convenzioni di archiviazione. No policy page of either assume good faith or never assume. Synthesis reporting includes Wikipedia style footnotes to sources used in the article text, in addition to a separate list of sources. Authors are not credited with a byline. Their articles are not in categories based on the reporter.

ja:n
ja:n

ウィキニュース: 独自の取材 ウィキニュース:査読 Authors are not credited with a byline. Their articles are not in categories based on the reporter.

ko:n
ko:n

위키뉴스:단독 보도 위키뉴스:지난 기사 보존하기 Local upload enabled,but no fair use. Authors are not credited with a byline. Their articles are not in categories based on the reporter.

nl:n
nl:n

Originele reportage Content always freely editable. No archival. Each user can customize text after publication. No reviewing. Wikimedia Commons except for certain files. Authors of a news article are not credited with a byline. Their articles are not in categories based on the reporter. Exception for opinions and original reports: place your name or a pseudonym at the bottem of the text. Press releases or news articles with free license with interesting content can be republished on the project.

no:n
no:n

Først.-nn Authors are not credited with a byline. Their articles are not in categories based on the reporter.

pl:n
pl:n

Materiał autorski Reporters are credited as authors on the bottom of the page in an infobox on the article.

pt:n
pt:n

Reportagens originais Authors are not credited with a byline. Their articles are not in categories based on the reporter. Content is republished in whole or in part from other sites including Brazil Agency.

ro:n
ro:n

Condiţii de arhivare. Authors are not credited with a byline. Their articles are not in categories based on the reporter.

ru:n
ru:n

OR is not verified. Accredication is not currently used. Relative dates same as at en, Reviewing same as at en (except admins can self-publish). AGF/NA is absent at this scale, they look at context, Synthesis is lax and can work as a c/p from one free external source without requirement of two sources. Authors are not credited with a byline. Their articles are not in categories based on the reporter. Republishes third party content.

sq:n
sq:n

Articles are archived and are not editable after a certain date. Content is translated republished from other Wikinews projects. It is credited as republishing from that language.

sr:n
sr:n

Оригинални прилог Authors are not credited with a byline. Their articles are not in categories based on the reporter. The project used to allow republishing but this practice was discontinued in mid-2013.

sv:n
sv:n

ta:n
ta:n

No policy page of either assume good faith or never assume. Authors are not credited with a byline. Their articles are not in categories based on the reporter.

th:n
th:n

This project is currently in incubator. No recent articles published.

tr:n
tr:n

Özgün haber Arşivleme politikası. Authors are not credited with a byline. Their articles are not in categories based on the reporter.

uk:n
uk:n

Authors are not credited with a byline. Their articles are not in categories based on the reporter. Articles that were published originally by another site are credited in a footer. Articles are republished in whole or part from other sites including Tyzhden.ua.

zh:n
zh:n

原创报导 存檔常規. Articles are archived after a certain period to prevent editing. Authors are not credited with a byline. Their articles are not in categories based on the reporter.  
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Notes[edit]

  1. Reporter's notes may include images, audio, video, emails (need not be publicly shared, must be available to reviewer). Talk page original reporting section should make reference to other media or email.
  2. Accreditation, issuing of @wikinewsie.org email, and access credentials to the site, has – in some circumstances – been extended to contributors on other-language projects where a review process is in active use and a corresponding accreditation request/approval process exists.
  3. "Absolute" dates (eg: November 24, 2018) are considered 'encyclopedic' and on-project experience is such are jarring in the context of a news report. Relative dates encourage active voice, and are a common journalistic convention.
    Examples would be: 'yesterday', 'last Friday', 'this weekend'; more vague forward-looking references may be used – such as 'early next month'.
  4. Full protection at seven days old instigated for multiple reasons: limits opportunities for vandalism; deter well-meaning - but contrary to policy - changes made with the benefit of hindsight; prevent/highlight removal of images from Commons (which may-well be suitable for local upload).
  5. Sources are checked for verification, neutrality, and non-plagiarism, this requires significantly better understanding of sources than automatic translation provides.
  6. AGF is judged overly idealistic, and counter to journalistic principles of "trust, but verify".
  7. Content creators may not adopt Fair Use (-NC, -ND, GoL) for their own work; efforts should be made to obtain the most-liberal license terms with 3rd-party media.
  8. The ideal is each key fact being verified from two independent sources; this frequently highlights conflicting figures (eg death tolls) and enables Wikinews reportage to be more-informative and accurate.
  9. This includes, but is not limited to, avoiding plagiarism such as copied sentences with a few word changes and reordering; and, following a source's flow/order of presenting facts.
  10. This constraint introduced to avoid issues of a single source, regardless of license, being liable to have non-obvious neutrality problems.
  11. A native speaker, when asked about article quality, said the use Farsi was rather poor and looked as-if written by people taught the language whilst growing up outside the country. They observed numerous grammatical errors, which may suggest a non-thorough review process.