Wikinews:Accreditation requests/LFaraone

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LFaraone (talk)[edit]

Name: Luke Faraone
Location: San Francisco, California, USA
Areas of interest: Tech policy, US federal/state/local technology practices, health care
Reason: Principally, making freedom of information requests to US agencies
Accomplishments: English Wikipedia administrator, former enwiki ArbCom, former enwiki CheckUser and Oversight
Contact information: wikipedia @ luke ● wf
User ID: 198529
Applied on: 02:41, 23 February 2021 (UTC)


  • Accreditation is a mutually beneficial arrangement, in which Wikinews vouches for the reporter's ethical behavior, and the reporter contributes —ethnically— to Wikinews. The question of ethical behavior is only partly separable from that of contribution to Wikinews, because a user's accumulated reputation on Wikinews is central to our assessment of them. (See Wikinews:Never assume.)

    Afaics, you have never contributed to Wikinews. Do you have any plans to do so? --Pi zero (talk) 21:11, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

    Yep! This was requested specifically to assist with a story I'm beginning to research around changes in the availability of public health resources offered by the National Library of Medicine. LFaraone (talk) 04:55, 25 February 2021‎ (UTC)
    Thank you for your response. Would you intend to conduct the interviews by email or by phone? What kind of original reporting activity would you volunteer to undertake? Regards, --Gryllida (talk) 03:35, 26 February 2021 (UTC)
  • As I understand LFaraone would like to have a press pass, in order to get the details, first. A phone/email-based interview will follow soon. I am okay granting them a temporary press pass, valid through April. Depending on how his first article goes, we can then decide about his AR status.
    •–• 07:39, 27 February 2021 (UTC)