Wikinews:Water cooler/assistance/archives/2014/February

NSW tightens alcohol restrictions in CBD and Kings Cross

Please see the article talk page. Thanks. —Gryllida 10:32, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

"I turned the web upside down and couldn't find what exactly happened, or how. Thank you, modern journalism."
Another reason synthesis is only getting harder. --Pi zero (talk) 10:45, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

Wikinews:Sochi Paralympic Games

Hi. I've been in poor communication lately as life has been busy and a lot of things have been going on. I wanted to bring Wikinews:Sochi Paralympic Games to people's attention because everything came together about in the past two weeks to make this a reality, including accreditation arriving, WM-UA getting funding, and accommodation being booked. The only English Wikinewsie attending will be me. Unlike the London Paralympics or other large sporting events I have covered, I do not expect English Wikinews to be getting blasted with 2 to 6 articles a day (70 total articles were created in the 3 weeks around London as a point of reference, 21 around the 5 day long IPC Alpine World Championships). The volume should be lower at 1 to 2 articles a day. --LauraHale (talk) 19:35, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

That's gonna be, to state the obvious, really cool. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 15:54, 28 February 2014 (UTC)
  • I'm interested to see what you get out of this, given that Putin seems to have decided the end of the 'regular' Winter Olympics means he can invade Crimea.
If the conditions for journalists are as-bad as some of the mainstream reported, I think that's something to keep until you're out of the country. JWS isn't on a secure connection, you can assume the Russian authorities will be monitoring journalists' communications, so stay safe. --Brian McNeil / talk 20:45, 28 February 2014 (UTC)