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AudioWikinewsNewsBriefs
Templates


News Briefs represent the daily audio broadcast of the day's current stories from wikinews. Shows range from four to fifteen minutes in duration.

How to contribute[edit]

We use UTC time, make sure to approximately note this. The current time is Monday, October 26, 2020, 10:55
As with all Audio Wikinews projects, please follow the recording and template guidelines, and it is imperative that you maintain the policy of presenting a neutral point of view in your news briefs release.

Prepare brief[edit]

  • Download Introduction Music
    - There is also an "Outro" music clip:
  • Prepare the transcript first (unless someone does it for you). The naming convention is: "News Briefs:Month Day Year" For example "News Briefs:October 27, 2007" There is no space between brief: and the month because it is pseudo name space. From the front page, open up relevant articles of the day in tabs and populate the first paragraphs of each into the news brief article.
    • Tips: Sometimes you need to include other essential information within the article. Proofread briefs for spoken flow and edit out redundant sentences. Avoid using quotes unless you have the actual audio recording of the person.

Record[edit]

  • Record! Spoken Wikipedia has a great guide on doing a good recording and how to do it. For News Briefs the spoken style is that of normal conversation with a bit of urgency. You are speaking directly to the listener, not to a crowd and you are not reading. For Spoken Wikinews, the style is up to you depending on the context of the article. Entertainment articles probably could use a bit of charisma compared to more stern reporting for political articles.
    • Because technology hasn't caught up with audio recording demands, please reduce your sound files to monotone and ogg format. But do record in 44.1 hz stereo sound and then convert down from there. Spoken Wikipedia has instructions to reduce background noise.

Upload[edit]

  • Be sure to name your file
    EN-AWNB-year-mo-da.ogg
{{Audio upload
|title=News briefs:Month, Day Year
|file_name=EN-AWNB-YEAR-MO-DA.ogg
|date=year-mo-da (ie: 2010-07-24)
|time=00:00
|user_name=Username
|accent=(ie: UK English)
|sex=male or female
}}

[[Category:Audio Wikinews News Briefs]]
{{cc-by-2.5}}

The Creative Commons license template (cc-by-sa) above is important and must be included. All audio recordings will no doubt be above 4.77 MB so save your file if Commons prompts you on the size limit.

  • Return to your News Brief article and at the very top add the ListenAWNB template so people can play the brief immediately while reading it. {{Template:ListenAWNB}}
__NOTOC__
{{Brief credits
|writtenby=Turtlestack
|producedby=Turtlestack
|recordedby=Turtlestack
|file=EN-AWNB-2010-07-24.ogg
}}

Also add the following at the end of the article:

<noinclude>
[[Category:Brief]] 
[[Category:July 24, 2010]]
</noinclude>

News Brief Sample Script[edit]


__NOTOC__
{{Brief credits
|writtenby=Turtlestack
|producedby=Turtlestack
|recordedby=Turtlestack
|file=EN-AWNB-2010-07-24.ogg
}}

== [http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Wikinews_talk:Audio_Wikinews/News_Briefs/Workspace#July_26.2C_2010 Show Notes] ==

== Promo ==

Today on Wikinews :  

Today is Monday, July 26th, 2010. I'm Dan Harlow and this is Wikinews.


== Script ==


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=== On this day in history === 


== Outro ==
And those are the top headlines for Monday, July 26th, 2010

This has been the Audio Wikinews brief. To receive the latest news, please visit wikinews.org, presenting up-to-date, relevant, newsworthy and entertaining content without bias. Wikinews is a free service and is funded by your generous donations. Click on the donate link on our homepage to learn how you can contribute. This recording has been released under the Creative Commons 2.5 License. 


<noinclude>
[[Category:Brief]] 
[[Category:July 26, 2010]]
</noinclude>