Wikinews:Accreditation requests

Accreditation requests (AR) is the process by which the Wikinews community decides which users can be recognized as official Wikinews reporters.


DRC-B5 (talk)Edit

Name: D Roy Chowdhury
Location: West Bengal, India
Areas of interest: Politics and conflicts, Space, Internet and Sports
Reason: I was thinking to expand my identity to wider space in Wikimedia. It has been less than a month and I contributed here. To be a good reporter, I joined here, trying here to competent myself well in this platform, publishing international articles and more. So I thought I should apply for this position.
Accomplishments: My published articles are listed at Category:DRC-B5 (Wikinewsie) (with a bit of contributions from this community here). I published my first article Pakistan reverses block on Wikimedia projects, including Wikipedia, projecting the Wikimedia Foundation. Also, I'm a rollbacker and active editor in Simple English Wikipedia.
Contact information:
User ID: 2857299
Applied on: 14:18, 22 February 2023 (UTC)


Questions and commentsEdit

DRC-B5: I've been meaning to comment here for the past week-and-a-half this request has been open, but various things, on-wiki and otherwise, have prevented me. Anyway, from this comment, I have the impression you think OR can only be done by physically going to an event. Not necessarily. Broadcast reporting is similar to OR, and much OR is conducting interviews/requesting comment.

You would do well, both to ensure the success of this request and to become familiar with OR, to start with interviews/requesting comment, where accreditation is less needed. For an interview: you find someone in the news or with expertise on something in the news; write up questions; contact them (usually via email) to request an interview; if they agree, you conduct the interview (via email, phone call, or video call); then write up the story and verify it (forwarding emails to scoop, uploading videos or audio). A request for comment is just shorter, and usually via email. Let me know if you need help. --Heavy Water (talk) 19:51, 4 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@DRC-B5:, do you have any planned articles where accreditation would be instrumental? If so, please share some of the ideas. Cheers, --SVTCobra 00:03, 27 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@DRC-B5: You have been inactive for six weeks. You are not responding to questions and comments. What are we to think about this request? SVTCobra 04:42, 2 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


strike --JJLiu112 (talk) 23:58, 24 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@JJLiu112: They have actually written seven (see Category:DRC-B5 (Wikinewsie), the link was invisible above because one can't link directly to a category). Heavy Water (talk) 20:43, 24 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hm. I actually haven’t noticed that. My apologies. JJLiu112 (talk) 23:57, 24 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


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