Wikinews:Shorts - a roundup of a grab-bag of stories
This is an essay on using and contributing to Wikinews. The contents are strongly recommended practices, but may not be enforced official policy; however, they may supplement, comment upon, or offer guidance to interpreting official policy. Links to official policies can be found in the Wikinews introduction.
|This is an essay, recommended rather than official policy; it may be useful to assist in the practical application of policy.|
- This is a collection of hints and tips from interested editors (not a policy or guideline.)
A short or brief is a news article of between two and ten sentences.
Even if only a single sentence, a good short will be complete: that is, it will mention the what, when, where, who, and why (importance) of the story.
As of 2016, in order to be published on English Wikinews, a short should feature in a compilation of at least three stories, entitled, Wikinews Shorts followed by the publication date.
If an article reaches three paragraphs, it can alternatively be published as a page on its own.