Wikinews:Featured article candidates

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This is where the Wikinews community selects new featured articles.

  • Featured articles should, at a minimum,
  1. be formatted correctly.
  2. have pictures (they should make a good visual impression).
  3. be well-written (see style guide).
  4. cover the news event comprehensively, and without rambling.
  • In addition, we should try to choose articles that were worked on by several editors, to highlight the collaborative nature of Wikinews. We should also make an effort to find the best examples of original reporting: scoops exclusive to Wikinews, extensive coverage, and excellent research.
  • Add suggestions for new articles below. If you are the author, or an author, please include a note that it is your own work. Please justify why you think an article should be featured.
  • Nominations are discussed for a minimum of seven days. Please discuss each nomination and try to come to a consensus before listing an article on Wikinews:Featured articles. Please add {{FAC}} to listed articles' talk pages, and add {{FA}} to articles that have passed this on the article. See the archive directory for past nominations.
  • There is no upper limit to how long a nomination can be open. Newly-featured articles are often featured on social media, so it is advisable not to close more than two or three in quick succession. Likewise, multiple articles in a single nomination are discouraged.

Candidates[edit]

Consider voting on previous nominations when you add an article to this list!

Please list new candidates at the top.

[OPEN] Lobby groups oppose plans for EU copyright extension[edit]

Here's a blast from the past. I'll note my attendance, and significant contribution to the article, but think we could do with cultivating a new Brussels-centric bunch of contributors. --Brian McNeil / talk 06:57, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Comments[edit]

Votes[edit]

  • Support Less-so as a contributor, more-so as having been able to be in the right place, at the right time. --Brian McNeil / talk 06:57, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Slightly before my time; I'd say I hadn't noticed it before, except the edit history tells me otherwise. At any rate, I'm happy to notice it now. --Pi zero (talk) 11:23, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

[OPEN] Wikinews interviews Indiana State Senator Mike Delph[edit]

Over an hour of audio. "Cover the news event comprehensively, and without rambling". (I reviewed it.) --Pi zero (talk) 04:08, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Comments[edit]

Votes[edit]

  • Support, as nominator. --Pi zero (talk) 04:08, 8 April 2014 (UTC)


[OPEN] Wikinews interviews meteorological experts on Cyclone Phalin[edit]

With the benefit of hindsight, I thought that this was a much better interview article than some of the others which achieved the benchmark featured article criterion such as Wikinews interviews Dr Thomas Scotto and Dr Steve Hewitt about potential US military intervention in Syria. With the interview of seven experts in the field of meteorology providing comprehensive in-depth responses from an array of different universities with lecturers from around the world. As well as this, I thought that managing to get the news article out there within a matter of days whilst the cyclone was still at landfill adds to its signifcance. I think it meets the three requirements, being formatted correctly, well-written, and covers the news event comprehensively without rambling well. I am also the author of the said interview news article --Computron (talk) 19:39, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

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Votes[edit]

  • Support Now I've read it; I missed this one at the time. Very informative. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 19:24, 27 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Per BRS, this is a particularly informative piece that is well-worth reading; whether current, or in-retrospect. --Brian McNeil / talk 21:09, 6 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support This is solid work. --Pi zero (talk) 13:29, 5 April 2014 (UTC)


[OPEN] Cold as ice: Wikinews interviews Marymegan Daly on unusual new sea anemone[edit]

Good work, cool topic. --Pi zero (talk) 17:15, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

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Votes[edit]

  • Support as nominator. --Pi zero (talk) 17:15, 3 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Shameless self-support, pleased with how this turned out. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 19:42, 3 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Support as a fascinating piece of journalism. --Brian McNeil / talk 12:29, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

[OPEN] Brazzaville picks up the pieces after ammo depot explosion[edit]

Simply fabulous. A huge amount of effort has been made tracking down and collating a month's worth of information to provide a unique perspective on this disaster.BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 18:32, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

Comments[edit]

  • This article was never reviewed. In fact, publishing this article obviously without reviewing it resulted in an administrative de-reviewer action. I recall I'd set aside that afternoon to review it, anticipating it would be a massive job, only to find the article had just been rubber-stamped by a user who'd abandoned en.wn for the fork; we'd generally assumed that users who had the reviewer bit and left for the fork would be mature enough not to abuse the bit here, and that was one of the incidents that led us finally to adopt a privilege expiry policy. I meant to review it after the fact but, predictably, time pressures prevented. The publishing reviewer's edits on en.wn since have, I believe, been limited to derision. --Pi zero (talk) 18:57, 21 January 2014 (UTC)
    • Hmmmm, tricky. Assuming there are no lurking inaccuracies, the article passes muster imo regardless of irresponsible actions taken around it. Assuming, of course, not being the done thing for good reason. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 19:02, 21 January 2014 (UTC)
      • If I get a chance (a very big "if"), I might actually try after all this time to source-check it; seems like could be worth the effort for an FA! --Pi zero (talk) 19:05, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

Votes[edit]

  • Support as nom BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 18:32, 21 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Cannot support as author. Don't get me wrong: This is still my favorite story that I have ever been involved with on Wikinews! I love this story. I use this as a model in my class. I authored this for the purposes of being a model for how to use video, maps, infographics, interviews and synthesis together as a cohesive product of news. I also think it's an important topic that people NEED to know about. Africa is largely underrepresented in the news. I regret that its publication didn't follow the process that some wanted it to got through at the time, and the editor who published it was, I think, withdrawn. But I still fundamentally believe in its publication and its value, even though its vetting was a brief mini-controversy. Here I am happy to just be proud of this as a personal best. Crtew (talk) 17:14, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

[OPEN] Wikinews interviews academic Simon Ličen about attitudes towards US Paralympics[edit]

Another excellent interview, I found this more interesting and compelling than most interviews with individual athletes could ever be. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 18:32, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

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Votes[edit]

  • Support as nom BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 18:32, 21 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Support. Of all the reporting that came out of the Summer Paralympics, this has the most-informative value. It critiques USian views on sport for the disabled in a very raw manner, pulling no punches. --Brian McNeil / talk 21:15, 6 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support --Pi zero (talk) 22:00, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

[OPEN] ONCE defeats Getafe 86-36 in Spain's top level wheelchair basketball league[edit]

Very detailed original coverage and plenty of photographs. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 18:32, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

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Votes[edit]

  • Support as nom BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 18:32, 21 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Weak support. I'm not a sports fan, of any variety; thus, the weak of supporting this. However, it is a well-crafted report on a sporting event, and as-such merits support as a quality piece of reporting. --Brian McNeil / talk 21:19, 6 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Support --Pi zero (talk) 22:14, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

[OPEN] Glasgow's Common Weal launch; 'Not me first. All of us first'[edit]

A good and in-depth report of an underreported event, plenty of original material including photographs. A shame about the video; 'tis life. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 14:20, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

Problem was less with the video, and more with the sound/overdub. Even if I'd managed to clear up my cold quickly-enough, I'd strongly recommend anyone trying something that to have someone help with capturing video. What's going on off-stage is as-important as on-stage. --Brian McNeil / talk 18:12, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

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Votes[edit]

  • Support as nom. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 14:20, 19 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Support --Pi zero (talk) 20:01, 3 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Support as author, acknowledging could've had more content. --Brian McNeil / talk 12:28, 27 February 2014 (UTC)