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-- Wikinews Welcome (talk) 11:12, 21 January 2016 (UTC)

BBC newsreader Alagiah to undergo treatment for bowel cancer[edit]

Published. Congrats!

I'm reminded of why I don't often review in the evening; one of the things we emphasize a lot is that the lede should also answer "when" — which is one of the five Ws and is also needed to establish freshness — and I had this awful moment of realization just after I'd published the article that it didn't answer that! What a terrible example to set for a first-time en.wn reporter! I fixed it promptly... and then wasn't quite 100% sure that I'd done it right, because the sources didn't actually say when most of those things had happened, either. (As we emphasize the importance of answering "when", we get very frustrated that many major mainstream news sources, like BBC, seem to have forgotten that "when" is one of the five Ws.) It worried me so that I went out and looked for additional sources, just to reassure myself that I hadn't messed up and ended up with wrong information; I mean, it seemed likely that all of those things were said on the same day — Monday, which ought to be called "yesterday" since the publication date on the article is Tuesday — but the only specific dates I could confirm from those sources were the dates on the tweets. But when I looked around, I did find one other article about it, in the Telegraph, and it said his agent had announced it on Monday; so at least I'm pretty sure I didn't end up publishing something wrong, although it sure wasn't a smooth performance on my part.

Anyway, you can see what I did during review in the article history, and I also left a review comment. --Pi zero (talk) 02:38, 16 January 2018 (UTC)