Wikinews:Water cooler/policy/archives/2012/January

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Breaking news?

[If this has been covered previously, my apologies].......in regard to "breaking news" here, I've just had this topic on my mind lately, as I think (in my opinion, at least) that this project should not be too wrapped up in sythesis articles, but should have alot of original reporting. Is the 2 other news sources rule pretty hard-and-fast here for a true breaking news story, especially if the OR reporter just happens to stumble into something hot and wants to submit it hastily? [Not sure exactly what the hell it is I'm asking.....if someone else figures it out, then I guess we'll both know!!!]Bddpaux (talk) 04:35, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

Short answer: If there is OR, no. If there isn't yes.
Long answer: If you've got Original research, you don't require an external source - as long as you OR notes back up everything you've written. This applies to breaking news as well as the non-breaking news. --RockerballAustralia c 05:10, 31 January 2012 (UTC)