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Congratulations! your Accreditation request has been approved


I have been boldish and decided to approve your request for accreditation has been approved by the community. If you would like the Wikinews badge / press pass, let me know, and I can make you one up.

All active accredited reporters are now provided with an email address from the independent http://www.wikinewsie.org website. These are of the form martin.peeks @wikinewsie.org. Please contact Brianmc of you have any queries about this independent service. Congrats! Brian | (Talk) | New Zealand Portal 07:12, 27 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

Can you drop me a mail to get your wikinewsie.org stuff set up? You'll get an email address (POP & SMTP access or webmail), a shared calendar, and write access to the wikinewsie.org editors' blog. brian.mcneil @ wikinewsie.org.
Once your email address is set up I'll add you to scoop @ wikinewsie.org and if you want I can set up scoop-de as well.
You will notice a difference in the response rate using a wikinewsie.org email address - just ask the New Zealanders about that. They've got interviews with Members of Parliament as a result of having a more respectable looking address than gmail or their ISP.
Lastly, if you need any letters of introduction or requests for access to an event, let me know - I can't write them in in German I'm afraid - but if that situation comes up we work on something, you translate, and I double-check with babelfish. --Brian McNeil / talk 09:47, 30 September 2007 (UTC)Reply
Everything worked out beautifully, and my article on "blogs, ebooks and pirates" in its complete form merits, IMHO, the press card I held. :-) --Gwyndon 01:26, 16 October 2007 (UTC)Reply

WikiBureau Germany


Would you like to join WikiBureau Germany? Kingjeff - (talk) 15:57, 28 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

Wikinews Writing contest 2013 is here. :) Please sign up to participate?


We've created the Wikinews:Writing contest 2013, which will start on April 1 and end on June 1. It is modeled on the successful 2010 contest. It would be a really great time for you, as an inactive Wikinews accredited reporter, to renew your credentials by doing some original reporting or conducting interviews. People should be around to interview to prevent a backlog, and several reviewers have access to scoop to make it easier to review any original reporting you do. If you are interested in signing up, please do so on Wikinews:Writing contest 2013/entrants. There is at least one prize on offer for the winner along with the opportunity to earn some barn stars as a way of thanking you for your participation. :D --LauraHale (talk) 10:26, 25 March 2013 (UTC)Reply

Could you expand the article? Do you plan to finish the translation? This would need to be done quickly? I'm trying to ask for help from several people who speak German.

Articles got to be at least three paragraphs long to be published, and at most 2-3 days 'old' at the time of publication. Allow one-two days for review and revisions. Gryllida (talk) 00:47, 19 March 2018 (UTC)Reply

Sure will. Planned to do the editing tonight, maybe finish it tomorrow if there are no complaints. --Gwyndon (talk) 00:50, 19 March 2018 (UTC)Reply
Great. Thank you. :-) --Gryllida (talk) 01:21, 19 March 2018 (UTC)Reply
Please review. I'm done here ;-) --Gwyndon (talk) 03:17, 19 March 2018 (UTC)Reply
I have tried to write the most useful/helpful review comments I could, given the obvious difficulties presented by the much-delayed review. Review comments. --Pi zero (talk) 21:43, 25 March 2018 (UTC)Reply
I have tried to adress some of your comments, mainly "guest of honor" and "freshness". Will try to addressthe others soon, when time allows. --Gwyndon (talk) 01:28, 27 March 2018 (UTC)Reply

Abandoned. As it is original reporting, moved to your user space rather than deleting it. --Gryllida (talk) 00:16, 5 April 2018 (UTC)Reply

Aknowledged. --Gwyndon (talk) 01:01, 5 April 2018 (UTC)Reply

How you read news


I would like to read news every day, and am looking for help. How do you read your news? What software do you use? (I use mPages RSS client for Firefox, but I would be happy to learn what you use.) --Gryllida (talk) 00:21, 21 June 2019 (UTC)Reply

My actual news consumption is eclectic. I have 3 podcasts read daily to me and 3 more if I ask my intelligent speaker system (from a company that has moved on from being just an online book seller) for it; I have one national weekly newspaper (the one with the best background articles) in print and epaper plus several monthly and bimonthly magazines, sometimes including one named after the largest town in North America. I have alerts on some keywords on one news aggregator (which has moved beyond being a search engine). And use follow up on stories for which Twitter presents me the headlines by diving onto the online archives of the publications they come from, if I want to know more about a topic. All that in usually under an hour a day means: No daily newspaper on paper or epaper. --Gwyndon (talk) 01:17, 21 June 2019 (UTC)Reply