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Reviewers badly needed still today[edit]

Hi, once again, the reviewers' work is badly needed. Currently, there are 4 articles in Category:Review waiting to be reviewed, and I guess 2 of them will already be outdated after today according to the rules here on "freshness". De Wikischim (talk) 16:16, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

Help editing[edit]

How can I edit when all the pages are protected? Cowboysfan3214 (talk) 16:24, 7 July 2018 (UTC)

Hi, Cowboysfan3214. News articles are snapshots in time; they show what a story looked like when it had just happened. Notice that each article has a date at the top; that's not the date that the described event took place, it's the date of publication of the article, the date when the snapshot was taken, so to speak. Most of our efforts from day to day are on production of new articles. There is a compact overview of what we do here at Wikinews:Pillars of writing, and then I'd suggest Wikinews:Writing an article, which is a tutorial on writing a first article here.

We do make small, non-substantive edits to archived articles (fixing typos, mostly), and issue a {{correction}} to an archived article when necessary (which is very rare). For that sort of thing, put a note on the article's talk page requesting the change, with a call to template {{editprotected}}. --Pi zero (talk) 17:16, 7 July 2018 (UTC)