Wikinews talk:Accreditation requests/Archive 1

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Should be handled by national chapters[edit]

This is just silly. Wikinews is not an organization in any legal sense and thus can't grant accreditation or anything else for that matter. Accreditation needs to be handled by real organizations like national Wikimedia chapters; they will be more familiar with their nation's laws and practices concerning this type of thing. --Maveric149 04:47, 21 July 2005 (UTC)

It depends on your definition of accreditation, I suppose. I think, as a community, we can recognize those wikinews editors who the community feels are capable of representing us as citizen journalists. --Chiacomo (talk) 04:50, 21 July 2005 (UTC)
The only one that matters; the definition that let's people have real passes that work. Part of the process we use can and should involve community help in vetting requestees. --Maveric149 04:53, 21 July 2005 (UTC)
The intention is that an accredited citizen journalist will more easily obtain a press pass or event credentials (the "real pass that works" that you refer to, I think) from a municipality/organization. --Chiacomo (talk) 04:56, 21 July 2005 (UTC)
Organizations either recognize us or don't. National Chapters cannot change who recognizes us. Ex: No one will ever be granted a congressional press pass because in order to get one, a journalist's income must primarily come from their news organization and WN doesn't pay anyone. But Apple already gave NGerda free front row tickets to the WWD Conference and he recieved full press treatment (questions, catering, etc) --RossKoepkeTalk 04:59, 21 July 2005 (UTC)
Having the weight of an actual organization vouching for the authenticity of the press passes will be *much* better than saying the pass is supported by a group of people on the Internet.
Nobody here has the right to use the Wikinews or Wikimedia trademarks in a way that would suggest any official status to the passes. Thus those names and logos can not be used on the passes without either Foundation or a local chapter approval and oversight.
The most logical thing to do is for national chapters to manage this and for the Foundation to set up a framework for doing so, which would include giving local chapters the permission to use Wikimedia/Wikinews trademarks in this way. --Maveric149 12:36, 21 July 2005 (UTC)
Just a note, not all countries with Wikinewsies have local chapters. That would prevent even more great contributions from Wikinews. -- user:zanimum


Doesn't this page merit an archive?--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 13:39, 27 February 2007 (UTC)

No. Although there should be one created. FellowWikiNews (W) (sign here!) 21:21, 27 February 2007 (UTC)
Well, I, too, think an archive should be created. However, I do think it is merited. --SVTCobra 01:02, 28 July 2007 (UTC)
Does wikinews have an archive bot like the bots at w:User:MiszaBot/Archive HowTo? --Jeremyb 10:24, 3 August 2007 (UTC)
Nope, but one of those wouldnt work for this page. It needs to be manually archived upon closing, if we want to archive it. Matt | userpage | contribs 20:40, 8 October 2007 (UTC)
OK, I shall set one up. The index should be Wikinews:Accreditation requests/Archives and the first archive... Wikinews:Accreditation requests/Archive 1. Auroranorth 03:32, 10 October 2007 (UTC)