Wikinews:Water cooler/assistance/archives/2016/November


Free distributed malware attacks large Dyn DNS websites on US coast

1) The headline is a bit yucky, and

2) I am not competent in this field so maybe you can check whether I wrote something inaccurate...

--Gryllida 00:51, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

How about Distributed malware attack takes down several web sites in the United States? Still somewhat cumbersome but maybe a little more straight-forward. —Justin (koavf)TCM 03:22, 22 October 2016 (UTC)
Distributed malware attack takes down several web sites in the United States
Open-source distributed malware attacks large Dyn DNS websites on US coast
Open-source distributed malware attack takes down several web sites in the United States
Open-source distributed malware attacks DNS of several web sites in the United States
Open-source distributed malware attacks DNS of popular web sites
Open-source distributed malware attacks DNS of several popular web sites
Distributed malware attacks DNS of several popular web sites in the US
Distributed malware attacks DNS, takes down several popular web sites in the US
Not sure which is better... --Gryllida 01:33, 23 October 2016 (UTC)
Note It ended up at Distributed malware attacks Dyn DNS, takes down websites in US. —Justin (koavf)TCM 18:20, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

Dakota Access Pipeline -- what are acceptable sources for investigative journalism?

I am flying to North Dakota in December and will be visiting the protest camps. Right now I am receiving lots of word through social media that they are using water cannons on the protesters in freezing weather. Considering that there's a big media blackout on the protests, I feel inclined to start editing Wikinews to fill this vacuum. However, I am surprised we seem to have zero articles on the NoDAPL protests. Can someone assist me with how to cover the DAPL protests, of which there seems to be an abundance of primary sources but a scarcity of secondary sources? Yanping Nora Soong (talk) 17:30, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

@Yanping Nora Soong: Have you got any interviews set up with anyone yet? Will it just be you or can you have a second person who will hold a camera or microphone? —Justin (koavf)TCM 23:16, 22 November 2016 (UTC)
There is (to say this explicitly) some relevant discussion at WN:OR. --Pi zero (talk) 00:27, 23 November 2016 (UTC)