Something that has often confused me is Wikipedia's 'In the news' section.
More often than not, the stories are the exact same as Wikinews', and
in my opinion the presence of this section on Wikipedia actually stops
people visiting Wikinews, as they can get all their important news off
To me, it seems counterproductive that a news story (I know Wikipedia
doesn't do news, but current events often is effectively a news story)
has to effectively be written twice (once on Wikinews and once on
Wikipedia, due to licensing issues) when both projects are hosted by
the same people and share a common goal: to provide free content.
Could the two somehow be linked closer than a mere hyperlink? Could
Wikipedia grab Wikinews' feed for the 'In the news' section or could
content be copied off Wikinews onto Wikipedia once the new licence has
Would Wikinews not really benefit if current events editors on
Wikipedia moved over to it?
I'm sure this has been discussed hundreds of times but I am curious
what the past consensus has been.
Okay. I can bring this up with appropriate people, but I want input here
Wikinews needs to be bringing people in to read our stories, and the way I
see some people (who are on this list) doing so is by posting to twitter and
Many sites have a set of social sharing links at the bottom of an article.
Is there anything stopping us from doing the same?
First possible objection - requires embedding of a link/webbug that lets
them see who reads an article. Different from "who posts an article" by
clicking on the 'social bookmark' button.
Second - can we per [[WN:FU]] justify hosting their logos locally?
Points to note:
Can we do what the BBC do? If you add one of their stories to Facebook the
pop-up window allows to select from all images on the article page.