Wikinews:Credential verification

To verify that a Wikinews user has been accredited in accordance with our policies, you can see the list of accredited Wikinews users below.

Individuals listed on this page were accredited using the Wikinews accreditation policy. There may also be currently outstanding requests for accreditation. Accredited users who become inactive (no article edits for longer than 6 months) will be moved to the inactive reporters list.

Accredited Wikinews reporters should receive an email address of the form firstname.lastname@wn-reporters.org. Details on obtaining these are on the credential request page with details of using the address on the WN-Reporters wiki.

List of accredited Wikinews users

Agastya (Wikinews user acagastya)

Location: Gujarat, India
Areas of coverage include: Politics and conflicts, disasters and accidents, crime and law, science and technology
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Accredited Reporter No.: 31140220
Received accreditation: November 24, 2016

Accreditation Expires: Unknown


Budd, Paul (Wikinews user Bddpaux)

Location: Chandler, Texas, United States
Areas of coverage include: Disasters, Politics, Weather, Southern United States
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Accredited Reporter No.: 112744
Received accreditation: September 20, 2011

Accreditation Expires: Unknown


Davis, Jon (Wikinews user ShakataGaNai)

Location: San Francisco Bay Area, United States of America
Areas of coverage include: Photojournalism, Science, Technology, Local news
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Accredited Reporter No.: 22614
Received accreditation: August 16, 2008

Accreditation Expires: Unknown


Gillett, Patrick (Wikinews user RockerballAustralia)

Location: Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia
Areas of coverage include: Elections, Football
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Accredited Reporter No.: 16528
Received accreditation: January 27, 2009

Accreditation Expires: Unknown


Justin Liu (Wikinews user JJLiu112)

Location: Texas, United States
Areas of coverage include: Politics and conflicts
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Accredited Reporter No.: 2780319
Received accreditation: July 14, 2021

Accreditation Expires: Unknown


Macdonald, Iain (Wikinews user Blood Red Sandman)

Location: Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
Areas of coverage include: Scotland, aviation, some criminal law, health and science
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Accredited Reporter No.: 14511
Received accreditation: October 12, 2008

Accreditation Expires: Unknown


Mannion, Patrick (Wikinews user TUFKAAP)

Location: Lynn, Massachusetts, United States of America
Areas of coverage include: Politics, disasters (fires, hurricanes, whatever), Entertainment, Business, general news.
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Accredited Reporter No.: 2930
Received accreditation: January 24, 2006

Accreditation Expires: Unknown


Moreau, Nicholas (Wikinews user Zanimum)

Location: Brampton and Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Areas of coverage include: Culture, entertainment
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Accredited Reporter No.: A8 / 45
Received accreditation: November 26, 2005

Accreditation Expires: Unknown


Morris, Tom (Wikinews user Tom Morris)

Location: London, United Kingdom
Areas of coverage include: Politics, science, education, culture, law.
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Accredited Reporter No.: 126901
Received accreditation: November 4, 2011

Accreditation Expires: Unknown


Alison Newman (Wikinews user LivelyRatification)

Location: New South Wales, Australia
Areas of coverage include: Politics and conflicts
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Accredited Reporter No.: 2819075
Received accreditation: February 9, 2021

Accreditation Expires: Unknown


Saturn, William (Wikinews user William S. Saturn)

Location: Texas, United States
Areas of coverage include: Politics
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Accredited Reporter No.: 21437
Received accreditation: February 5, 2011

Accreditation Expires: Unknown


Spurrier, Craig (Wikinews user Cspurrier)

Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Areas of coverage include: Technology, Crime and law.
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Accredited Reporter No.: A3 / 1808
Received accreditation: June 10, 2005

Accreditation Expires: Unknown




Inactive accredited Wikinews users

All users listed below are accredited reporters however have been inactive on the Wiki for some time, and will subsequently be moved to expired.

Anderton, Brian (Wikinews user Brian)

Location: Turangi, New Zealand
Areas of coverage include: New Zealand, Disasters, and articles about this side of the world
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Accredited Reporter No.: 4460
Received accreditation: 01:27, 4 January 2006

Accreditation Expires: Unknown


Bratland, Dennis (Wikinews user Dennis Bratland)

Location: Seattle, Washington, United States
Areas of coverage include: News and event photography, photos for Wikipedia biographies, National Register of Historic Places and other historic or significant places. Wikipedia article writing on motorcycles, photography, Seattle, Washington, and various topics.
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Accredited Reporter No.: 10048768
Received accreditation: January 28, 2016

Accreditation Expires: Unknown


Carter, Nathan (Wikinews user Cartman02au)

Location: Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
Areas of coverage include: Motorsport, Crime and law, disasters, interviews and local events
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Accredited Reporter No.: 5579
Received accreditation: 07:27, 23 March 2006 (UTC)
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Accreditation Expires: Unknown


Colton, Julian (Wikinews user Juliancolton)

Location: New York, United States of America
Areas of coverage include: Geography, science (meteorology in particular)
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Accredited Reporter No.: 21135
Received accreditation: 15:15, 12 November 2009 (UTC)
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Accreditation Expires: Unknown


Halterman, Mike (Wikinews user Mike Halterman)

Location: Tampa, Florida, United States of America
Areas of coverage include: Entertainment reporting, preferably in the television field.
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Accredited Reporter No.: 2327
Received accreditation: 09:54, 15 January 2008 (UTC)
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Accreditation Expires: Unknown


Lawton, Robert (Wikinews user Rklawton)

Location: O'Fallon, Illinois, USA
Areas of coverage include: event, disaster, location photography
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Accredited Reporter No.: 14896
Received accreditation: 17:08, 12 April 2009 (UTC)
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Accreditation Expires: Unknown


Malmjursson, Thorsteinn (Wikinews user BarkingFish)

Location: Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Areas of coverage include: General Interest
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Accredited Reporter No.: 24928
Received accreditation: 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Accreditation Expires: Unknown


Myers, Robert (Wikinews user Bidgee)

Location: Wagga Wagga, Australia
Areas of coverage include: Historic events, community events, sports, politics
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Accredited Reporter No.: 22727
Received accreditation: 01:43, 18 July 2012 (UTC)
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Accreditation Expires: Unknown


Safoutin, Jason (Wikinews user DragonFire1024)

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States of America
Areas of coverage include: Original Reporting, Breaking news, World news, Local news, Science/space, Disasters.
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Accredited Reporter No.: 6038
Received accreditation: 00:28, 2 March 2006 (UTC)
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Accreditation Expires: Unknown


Sefidari, María (Wikinews user Raystorm)

Location: Spain
Areas of coverage include: Current Events, Sports
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Accredited Reporter No.: 956
Received accreditation: 9:10, 17 March 2013 (UTC)

Accreditation Expires: Unknown


Varney, Rodney (Wikinews user Phearson)

Location: New York, United States
Areas of coverage include: Technology, Activism, Disasters, Crime, Politics (strict NPOV)
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Accredited Reporter No.: 253394
Received accreditation: 21:26, 10 April 2011 (UTC)
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Accreditation Expires: Unknown


Watson, George (Wikinews user Dendodge)

Location: Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Areas of coverage include: All
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Accredited Reporter No.: 26321
Received accreditation: 20 November 2009 (UTC)

Accreditation Expires: Unknown


Ainslie, Joshua (Wikinews user Sherurcij)

Location: Toronto, Canada
Areas of coverage include: Politics, the ignored Third World
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Accredited Reporter No.: 3741
Received accreditation: 08:06, 6 June 2007

Accreditation Expires: Unknown


Bass, Cary (Wikinews user bastique)

Location: San Francisco, United States of America
Areas of coverage include:
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Accredited Reporter No.: 2644
Received accreditation: 00:34, 28 February 2007 (UTC)
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Accreditation Expires: Unknown


Bryant, Daniel (Wikinews user Daniel)

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Areas of coverage include: Sports, disasters, breaking news
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Accredited Reporter No.: 9457
Received accreditation: 08:06, 6 June 2007 (UTC

Accreditation Expires: Unknown


Callaway, Steve (Wikinews user Sjc)

Location: Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom
Areas of coverage include: Politics, culture, arts, sociology, history
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Accredited Reporter No.: 1536
Received accreditation: 14:28, December 5, 2009

Accreditation Expires: Unknown


Flaherty, Patrick (Wikinews user PatrickFlaherty)

Location: Washington, DC, United States of America
Areas of coverage include: Economics, Politics, and international trade. I would probably focus a fair amount on the WTO, World Bank, and IMF.
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Accredited Reporter No.: 23647
Received accreditation: 06:58, 12 October 2008(UTC)

Accreditation Expires: Unknown


Heron, Sean (Wikinews user Sean Heron)

Location: Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
Areas of coverage include: Politics, environment
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Accredited Reporter No.: 7559
Received accreditation: 08:06, 6 June 2007 (UTC)
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Accreditation Expires: Unknown


van der Hoorn, Roel (Wikinews user Van der Hoorn)

Location: Enschede, Netherlands
Areas of coverage include:
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Accredited Reporter No.: 11752
Received accreditation: 08:40, 16 April 2009 (UTC)
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Accreditation Expires: Unknown


Kirk, Gary (Wikinews user Gary Kirk)

Location: Kent, England.
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Accredited User No.: 6663

Received accreditation on: 08:06, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

Ledbury-Romanov, Jonathan-Alexandr (Wikinews user AlexandrDmitri)

Location: Rabat, Morocco
Areas of coverage include: Politics, conflicts, crime, law, economy, business, health, human rights, Middle East, Africa, Europe
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Accredited Reporter No.: 117377
Received accreditation: 14:20, December 5, 2009 (UTC)

Accreditation Expires: Unknown


Mattsson, Jules (Wikinews user JulesMattsson)

Location: London, United Kingdom
Areas of coverage include: Protests and grassroots politics
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Accredited Reporter No.:
Received accreditation: 18:05, 3 January 2010

Accreditation Expires: 2012-06-30


Morales, Mike (Wikinews user Chaetodipus)

Location: Los Angeles area, California, United States
Areas of coverage include: Health and weather articles
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Accredited Reporter No.: 70202
Received accreditation: 01:45, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
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Accreditation Expires: Unknown


Schluessel, Edmund R (Wikinews user Killing Vector)

Location: Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Areas of coverage include: Politics & activism, popular culture, science & technology
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Accredited Reporter No.: 18761
Received accreditation: 22:21, 11 March 2009 (UTC)
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Accreditation Expires: Unknown


Stock, Terin (Wikinews user Terinjokes)

Location: SoMa, San Francisco, California, United States of America
Areas of coverage include: Breaking News, Tech-related articles
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Accredited Reporter No.: 2488
Received accreditation: 23:02, 24 September 2006 (UTC)
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Accreditation Expires: Unknown


Story, Dodge (Wikinews user Thunderhead)

Location: North Carolina, United States of America
Areas of coverage include: Science and technology, original reporting, etc.
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Accredited Reporter No.: 6488
Received accreditation: 04:13, 21 January 2008 (UTC)
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Accreditation Expires: Unknown


Thomas, Tristan (Wikinews user Tristan Thomas)

Location: Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Areas of coverage include: All
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Accredited Reporter No.: 104486
Received accreditation: 08:27, 20 July 2009 (UTC)
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Accreditation Expires: Unknown


Wettach, Wolfgang G. (Wikinews user Gwyndon)

Location: Tuebingen, Germany
Areas of coverage include: EU, politics, literature, religion (see user page)
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Accredited Reporter No.: 3900
Received accreditation: 07:16, 27 September 2007 (UTC)
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Accreditation Expires: Unknown


Williams, Caleb (Wikinews user Calebrw)

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
Areas of coverage include: Local, Sports, some politics
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Accredited Reporter No.: 22784
Received accreditation: 20:54, 14 August 2008 (UTC)
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Accreditation Expires: Unknown


Williams, Paul (Wikinews user Skenmy)

Location: Essex, England, United Kingdom
Areas of coverage include: Local, Sports, some politics
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Accredited Reporter No.: 8508
Received accreditation: 18:16, 15 May 2007 (UTC)
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Accreditation Expires: Unknown


Zelinsky, Joshua (Wikinews user JoshuaZ)

Location: New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America
Areas of coverage include: Science, politics, science-fiction
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Accredited Reporter No.: 7041
Received accreditation: 10:08, 23 December 2007 (UTC)
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Accreditation Expires: Unknown


Expired/Revoked

Please see /Expired for a list of users whose credentials have been expired or revoked.