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The Wikinews Bulletin updated for June 11, 2007Edit


June 11, 2007 The Wikinews Bulletin Volume 1, Issue 1

From the editor: New Wikinews community newspaper established Wikinews contributor Sean Heron at G8 summit, after issues with accreditation delays
Community mirror proposal for Google searches Administrators and accreditations: May 28 — June 11
Cascading protection system created for archiving articles Featured content: May 28 — June 11
Wikinews Weather Service BETA version established

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Wikipedia Weekly podcast interviewEdit

Hello there, I was wondering if you would be interested in coming on the Podcast Wikipedia weekly to do an interview? I try to do an interview episode every now and then with different people (aprox 40 minutes long) talking about their experiences on wiki and generally humanising the community. Would you be interested in recording - talking about wikinews (and its relationsip to WP, where most of the listenership of the podcast comes from), the maori WP and maybe things like ORTS etc.

We record via Skype so you would need that programme, broadband connection, and a headset microphone. I'm in Sydney so if you're in NZ the time difference shouldn't be a problem. If you're up for it, and happen to see this message, today would be a good day for me to do this, otherwise, in the new year.

Best, Witty lama on en:wp

could i join?Edit

could i join your writing contest? sonicthehedgehog9000

thanks for letting me in the writing contestEdit

thanks for letting me in the writing contest sonicthehedgehog9000

Wikinews Bulletin deliveryEdit

 
Issue XI - May 17, 2008
Administrators, Accreditation and Arbitration
  • Since our last edition, no users have been given the mop and bucket. You can currently vote on a request by Adambro (talk · contribs)
  • No one has became an accredited reporter on Wikinews. There are currently no accreditation requests that you can vote on.
  • The 2008 Arbitration Committee election has started. There are nine candidates and six places on the ArbCom. Voting ends on August 1.
Featured Articles and News In Pictures
  • No articles were promoted recently. Several candidates are waiting for your vote, including two exclusive interviews.
  • Several images were featured on the main pages, which you can check out in the News In Picture archive.
  • Several images have been featured on the Main Page .The latest of which is available below. -
Credit: Muji Tra
Although the 34th G8 Summit had ended, the demonstration of anti-globalists exposed a critical issue on poverty, etc.  » Full story
Original reporting

Since our last edition, many articles have claimed original reporting. Here are the most recent:

Several others wrote stories based on television sources. The Wikinews Reports blog activity was mostly related to some of these stories. You can ask any of the blog authors if you want to help out on the blog.

Editor's note

In the last few months activity on Wikinews has started to increase again, and discussion has restarted on the embargoed wiki. Anonymous101 (talk) 11:50, 19 July 2008 (UTC)


Site activity
  • Wikinews supports the universal edit button firefox extention
  • Move Wikinews:Story preperation into its own namespace (prepared:)?
  • New rss feed extension prosed to be installed (see WC + Mailing list)
  • Arbcom elections are now in progress.
  • Discussion about flagged revisions is ongoing and in many places. This could be the biggest change to the Wikinews method since we abandoned the original article review system
  • Brian proposes a new contest, and challenges everyone to get involved, donate something, or join!
  • Try testing CSpurrier's new feed thingy. this may become the main wikinews feed at some point.
  • Zach's new tool: Per category rss feed. Do a hard refresh, goto a category and click on the rss icon in your browser. (Now linked from most portals and categories via templates)
  • Current RfAs: none
  • Accreditation requests: none


Wikinews Blog - Wikinews on Flickr - Wikimedia news - Wikipedia news - merchandise
IRC activity
  • Some of the IRC topics include the embargoed Wiki . ... (add more here if you know more...)
Wikimedia News
About the Wikinews Bulletin

The Wikinews Bulletin is a free internal newsletter for members of the Wikinews community. The newsletter is "staffed" by several editors, who produce the (more or less) fortnightly publication. Don't hesitate to join our team, or leave us a tip. The publication has produced nine issues.

Election noticeEdit

Nominations are now being accepted for the Arbitration Committee.

The deadline for nominations is Sunday, August 9, 2009 at 23:59 UTC. Elections will commence on Monday, August 10, 2009 and close on Monday, August 17, 2009 at 23:59 UTC. The new Committee will be appointed on Tuesday, August 18, 2009.

Please see http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Wikinews:Arbitration Committee/2009 elections

Please circulate this notice.

Thanks Computerjoe's talk 12:35, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

Brian, I have nominated you for ArbCom at Wikinews:Arbitration Committee/2009 elections. Do you accept? Cheers, --SVTCobra 22:16, 4 August 2009 (UTC)
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