[Wikimedia-l] The Wikinewsie Group News Edition 6, December 2, 2013

Laura Hale laura at fanhistory.com
Mon Dec 2 20:05:16 UTC 2013


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The Wikinewsie Group News Edition 6, December 2, 2013

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   - Aff-comm recommended to the Wikimedia Foundation Board that The
   Wikinewsie Group be recognised as a thematic organization in early November.


   - Wikinews Education
   post was published on Wikimedia's official blog.
   - Discussions were had on IRC and Skype about the possibility of
   installing the education extension on Ukrainian, Czech and Korean Wikinews.
   While these could be used to potentially re-invigorate the local
   communities and provide a cohort of new contributors, the limited
   contributor base at the moment makes it difficult to implement. Greater
   partnerships would need to be done with chapters to provide people to
   assist local projects in running any education initiative.
   - What is news?
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:What_is_news.pdf> handout
   was created to supplement existing training materials as this is an area
   where new contributors sometimes have issues on English Wikinews.
   - Documenting your original sport
   created to supplement Wikinews Original Sport
   Assistance is requested in translating these documents into Spanish and


   - LauraHale attended Wikimedia CEE Meeting
2013<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_CEE_Meeting_2013> in
   Slovakia representing The Wikinewsie Group. She had conversations with
   people from several chapters about the potential to do things with TWG
   including the Polish, Estonian, Serbian, Czech and Ukrainian chapters.

Original reporting projects

   - The paperwork was submitted at the end of the month to send five
   Wikinews reporters to the Sochi Paralympic Games.
   - Attempts were made to secure media accreditation for the Commonwealth
   Games. The application was unsuccessful.

Laura Hale
twitter: purplepopple
blog: ozziesport.com

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