Talk:German and Swedish foreign ministers agree on Gaza standpoint

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This is the only edit I will do. SPent too much time already. If you want an "related stories" box, add it yourself. If you see grammar errors, fix them yourself. Other problems - same, fix yourself.

The article is a fairly exact version of what they said, it is over 60% exact quotes. It correpsonds in 80-85% to what and how they said it. Both ministers are not native english speakers, do not expect the queen's english. Nor will I attemt to correct them, this was what they said.

No, I will not upload the video of the meeting. Just firget it, do not ask, no way, will never happen.

Loking forward to seeing somebody fix the worst errors!

/Jan --Janwikifoto (talk) 12:41, 22 June 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Review of revision 1048793 [Passed][edit]


Jan is admirably persistent in donating his material to Wikinews in the face of robust comments.

Jan explained elsewhere why he won't upload his video. I don't think it is a reasonable burden to expect reporters to type up a transcript of an entire press conference: he transcribes the quotes he uses. (In general, we should and do encourage reporters to share recordings and transcripts of direct interviews and controversial topics.)

The OR guidelines recommends that private notes be emailed to a chosen admin or accredited reporter, who could vouch for them here. Obviously you can't email a video, but I don't know if Jan is able to extract audio from his recording, and email it with the instruction that it is private and that the addressee should only make personal use of it to verify the filed story.

However, all this is my opinion. Others expressed different views in the current discussion about original reporting and Assume good intentions.

--InfantGorilla (talk) 12:48, 24 June 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Wikinews was there[edit]

I added the sentence "Wikinews was at a briefing by the ministers." It is a bit late to add this, and, as far as I can tell, we don't have an established style for explaining how we gathered the news. Therefore I didn't sight (aka flag/review) my own edit and I would appreciate a reviewer's opinion.

I would prefer to credit Janwikifoto by name, "<Janwikifoto's real name> reports/reported from the ministers' briefing for Wikinews" but that may invade his privacy.

(I also added the {{dateline}} template, per WN:SG#Using the Date and Dateline templates )

--InfantGorilla (talk) 12:36, 24 June 2010 (UTC)[reply]