Wikinews:Accreditation requests

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

Requests edit

Asheiou (talk) edit

Name: Ash Shay Thawley
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Areas of interest: Politics, social events, internet
Reason: I've not been here long, but I think I could really contribute much more to the project if I receive accreditation. There is a lot happening in my region over the summer, and having a thing to point at to say "I am a legitimate reporter" would help me create news stories more effectively.
Accomplishments: I've done a bit of OR for Wikinews already, as well as published a few articles. You can find a couple of other articles I've written on my personal website. There's a bit of a mix on there, so the link will bring you directly to news-style synthesis articles.
I've also done a bit of work on Wikipedia, you can see my major contributions and permissions over there on my Wikipedia userpage.
Contact information: ash@asheiou.uk is my main email for matters like this.
User ID: 2863687
Applied on: 18:42, 12 June 2023 (UTC)


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  Question Your first edit was on June 9. It's awfully early to request accreditation, regardless of how good your early work has been. Your edit count on other wikis is not that extensive, either. The above listed events seem to be public, so you should be able to attend without credentials or a press pass. What special access would accreditation give you (and I don't mean just a free ticket)? Cheers, --SVTCobra 21:20, 13 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I applied early because I know that things around here run quite slowly, and I am hoping to prove myself as I keep working with the site. I contacted these events as to what services they offer press pass holders, but I haven't yet received a response. It's my hope that they may provide a level of "backstage" access for media, which is quite common in the UK. I am not sure about the specific circumstances for each event, but I am in contact with their organisers and will provide more information here the moment that I receive it. Asheiou (talk) 02:11, 14 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Alright, but it will be good to know if it is needed before stirring up dormant Wikinewsies. There are still 2-3 months before any of the events. SVTCobra 02:25, 14 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Here's a quote from my correspondence with Player1 Events, who run Insomnia - "you will also have access to the press office and dedicated press management on site to help out". This could be very useful for directly speaking to people involved in the running of the event, maybe getting a couple high-value interviews for the site. The other two events haven't yet responded but I have contacted them. Asheiou (talk) 13:55, 14 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Azam.kamboh (talk) edit

Name: Muhammad Azam
Location: Pakistan
Areas of interest: Current Affairs, Politics
Reason: Journalist in Local News Papers
Accomplishments:
Contact information: +923094843429
User ID:
Applied on: 10:05, 14 August 2023 (UTC)


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  Oppose: Wikinews doesn't just grant accreditation to random people who ask for it. A prospective accredited reporter must first build up trust with the community, getting published here and perhaps even doing original reporting without accreditation. Why should any of us trust you at this time? You have no published articles, and the only one you've written, "10 Difference between Twitter and Threads", was a blatant copyvio and stands in complete opposition to our pillars of writing; we write news, not comparisons between social media platforms. You have two edits, making this request and creating that article. Your only edit on another project was to spam links to the site you copied from. And you've provided no justification for why you need accreditation. Heavy Water (talk) 15:16, 14 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  Oppose: I have not yet seen you contribute constructively to the project. You're more than welcome to build up some rapport with the community by writing articles and then reapply! Ash Thawley (talk) (calendar) 15:14, 13 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  Oppose: No other undeleted edits here. One constructive edit on en.wp, plus spam as mentioned above. Five edits on Urdu Wikipedia, which I can't read, but most of them have been reverted. Thriftycat (talk) 20:46, 7 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Madutter (talk) edit

Name: John Zachary Danao
Location: New York City
Areas of interest: GeoPolitics
Reason: To contribute
Accomplishments: Trump on border security
Contact information: zacdanao@rsbn.tv
User ID: Madutter
Applied on: 18:12, 24 August 2023 (UTC)


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  Comment Your 'reason' is insufficient. Accreditation is not needed to contribute. --SVTCobra 17:02, 10 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  Question What does your accomplishment 'Trump on border security' even mean? --SVTCobra 17:02, 10 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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  Oppose: As is usually said to anyone with no experience here: Why should we trust you? Your only other edit on Wikinews is creating your user page. Nor do you have extensive experience on other Wikimedia projects. Your reason for application seems to suggest you think you need to be accredited to write for Wikinews, which is certainly not the case. Heavy Water (talk) 18:51, 24 August 2023 (UTC)   Oppose Only edits are this request and user page. --SVTCobra 17:03, 10 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Revocations edit

For requests for revoking credentials, {{Remove}} means "remove accreditation" and {{Keep}} means "keep accreditation."

Note: only accredited reporters who have misused their credentials (with concrete evidence) may be listed here.