Gwyndon, welcome to Wikinews! I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:
Our key policies - if you read anything, read these!
- Wikinews:Neutral point of view - tell every side to a story in a fair and balanced way
- Wikinews:Cite sources - everything in a Wikinews article must be sourced
Here a few pointers to help you get to know Wikinews:
- Wikinews:Introduction - overview of the site
- Wikinews:Writing an article - how to write and publish a complete article
- Wikinews:Content guide - what's suitable for Wikinews
- Wikinews:Contents - the contents page.
There are always things to do on Wikinews:
- Existing articles need expanding and checking for spelling and mistakes
- The front page lead articles often need updating
- Developing stories need finishing and publishing
- Discussions need your input
- Audio Wikinews could always use more contributors
- And of course, stories need writing!
By the way, you can sign your name on Talk pages using four tildes (~~~~), which produces your name and the current date. If you have any questions, you can ask them at the water cooler or to anyone on the Welcommittee, or ask me on my Talk page. Again, welcome! -- NGerda 02:19, August 17, 2005 (UTC)
Congratulations! your Accreditation request has been approved
I have been boldish and decided to approve your request for accreditation has been approved by the community. If you would like the Wikinews badge / press pass, let me know, and I can make you one up.
All active accredited reporters are now provided with an email address from the independent http://www.wikinewsie.org website. These are of the form martin.peeks @wikinewsie.org. Please contact Brianmc of you have any queries about this independent service. Congrats! Brian | (Talk) | New Zealand Portal 07:12, 27 September 2007 (UTC)
- Can you drop me a mail to get your wikinewsie.org stuff set up? You'll get an email address (POP & SMTP access or webmail), a shared calendar, and write access to the wikinewsie.org editors' blog. brian.mcneil @ wikinewsie.org.
- Once your email address is set up I'll add you to scoop @ wikinewsie.org and if you want I can set up scoop-de as well.
- You will notice a difference in the response rate using a wikinewsie.org email address - just ask the New Zealanders about that. They've got interviews with Members of Parliament as a result of having a more respectable looking address than gmail or their ISP.
- Lastly, if you need any letters of introduction or requests for access to an event, let me know - I can't write them in in German I'm afraid - but if that situation comes up we work on something, you translate, and I double-check with babelfish. --Brian McNeil / talk 09:47, 30 September 2007 (UTC)
- Everything worked out beautifully, and my article on "blogs, ebooks and pirates" in its complete form merits, IMHO, the press card I held. :-) --Gwyndon 01:26, 16 October 2007 (UTC)
Wikinews Writing contest 2013 is here. :) Please sign up to participate?
We've created the Wikinews:Writing contest 2013, which will start on April 1 and end on June 1. It is modeled on the successful 2010 contest. It would be a really great time for you, as an inactive Wikinews accredited reporter, to renew your credentials by doing some original reporting or conducting interviews. People should be around to interview to prevent a backlog, and several reviewers have access to scoop to make it easier to review any original reporting you do. If you are interested in signing up, please do so on Wikinews:Writing contest 2013/entrants. There is at least one prize on offer for the winner along with the opportunity to earn some barn stars as a way of thanking you for your participation. :D --LauraHale (talk) 10:26, 25 March 2013 (UTC)