[Wikinews-l] FW: Wikinews and JustFM

Brian McNeil brian.mcneil at wikinewsie.org
Wed Jun 4 13:06:36 UTC 2008

Mirko is suggesting we have a segment of headlines somewhere on the
newsroom. See below email.


Brian McNeil

-----Original Message-----
From: Mirko Lindner [mailto:mirko at creativecommons.se] 
Sent: 04 June 2008 11:42
To: Brian.McNeil at Wikinewsie.org
Subject: Wikinews and JustFM

Hi again,

I did some thinking...well that sounds to great a message ;) I had an 
idea, how about creating a "tool" that allows people to upload one 
headline at a time, so the same way the wikinews usually work. Okay 
that's not quite clear yet...

Let's say someone writes a Headline in the Newsroom (if that is actually 
the place) and he could also record just this one headline and store it 
somewhere either in the newsroom or somewhere else. The radio would then 
pick the last 5 or 6 headlines recorded and build adhoc news. We would 
have to come up with a mechanism of keeping more important stuff longer 
in the loop of course, but I figured it would bring down the threshold 
for someone to record a part of the news, as it is 20 seconds rather 
than several minutes one has to record...

What do you think?


PS: I haven't thought about the technical side yet, but I am sure we can 
find a way to do all this ;)

PPS: As I am preparing for a semi-official announcement of JustFM I 
wanted to ask if we should include wikinews as part of the radio and 
explain a bit how the newsroom works or sth. Say that the news lie with 
the wikimedia and that we would be more than happy about anyone who 
wants to get involved, please click here to get to the wikinews site ... 
Well I would work on the text a bit, but as a general idea ;)

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