Wikinews talk:Breaking news

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Outdated idea[edit]

This idea that seems a bit outdated, so I made some changes to emphasize that all articles should go through review, even if one editor feels something is "breaking". People abuse the "breaking" tag way too much as it is anyways. See prior discussion here: Wikinews_talk:Reviewing_articles#Breaking, and common practice of usage of {{Review}} with {{Peer reviewed}}, etc. All articles should go through an independent review prior to {{publish}}, "breaking" or not. Cirt (talk) 13:29, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

Mail form[edit]

Instead of (or in tandem with) a mailto tag for submitting stories, how about a webform to submit stories (which can then email them to the appropriate address)? Not everyone has a mail program installed, and it's a PITA to copy the address, open webmail, and paste it in. Just an idea... :) /Blaxthos (talk) 09:48, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

Breaking news[edit]

What's the definition for 'breaking news'? Thanks Kayau (talk · contribs) 15:29, 4 April 2011 (UTC)

The practical definition seems to be "may change rapidly, so heads up." See this diff. --Pi zero (talk) 16:27, 4 April 2011 (UTC)
Thanks! But... how's that defined? :P Kayau (talk · contribs) 16:33, 4 April 2011 (UTC)
  • It should be reserved for stories which will require the article significantly updated during the 24hrs post-publish. Those are things like major disasters where casualty figures can rise rapidly. I would advise that in such cases you avoid numbers in the article title – or lede when up as a main page lead – then the actual figure changes don't require multiple edits on more than one page or template. --Brian McNeil / talk 16:34, 4 April 2011 (UTC)