Wikinews:Shorts - a roundup of a grab-bag of stories
|This is an essay on using and contributing to Wikinews. The contents are strongly recommended practices, but not enforced official policy. Links to official policies can be found in the Wikinews introduction.|
- This is a collection of hints and tips from interested editors (not a policy or guideline.)
A short or brief is a news article of between two and ten sentences.
Even if only a single sentence, a good short will be complete: that is, it will mention the what, when, where, who, and why (importance) of the story.
As of 2008, in order to be published on English Wikinews, a short should feature in a compilation of at least two (preferably three or more) stories, entitled, Wikinews Shorts followed by the publication date.
Each 'short' should still have at least two sources.
If an article reaches three paragraphs, it can alternatively be published as a page on its own.