Wikinews talk:Writing a Photo essay

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What to include[edit]

I think there should a real focus on keeping this to an absolute maximum of three printed pages. There's probably a need for Category:Photo essay (and associated work to identify the ones already done). The wikicode for a 'gallery' of pictures is pretty crappy, but there are several templates that can be used. It'd be good to identify all of those, and they may need {{documentation}} set up for them.

Points I see needed then are:

  • Headline writing
  • in-article templates ({{date}}, {{develop}}, {{review}}, {{source}})
  • Put the photos in context, and clearly identify the focus is around a news event (5W & H - but not obliged to do three full paragraphs)
  • Image credits

--Brian McNeil / talk 14:30, 6 September 2009 (UTC)

IMHO, Image Credits only if it is done by a non-WN photog. Also, don't require it to be done with {{image credit}} if all the images are done by the same photog - do it once somewhere else. I'd also love to see what other templates we could use, or try out. And as an FYI - I've got 2 events to test this on, possibly later today (the 10th) and another on the 20th. --ShakataGaNai ^_^ 04:37, 10 September 2009 (UTC)