Anatomy of a wikinews review

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Anatomy of a wikinews review

  1. 1. D o e s t h e a r t i c l e c o n t a i n a n y c o p y r i g h t v i o l a t i o n s ? W e r e p a r t s o f t h e a r t i c l e p l a g i a r i z e d ? D o i m a g e s u s e d i n t h e a r t i c l e c o m p l y w i t h p r o j e c t c o p y r i g h t p o l i c i e s ? I s t h e p h o t o g r a p h e r c r e d i t e d ? D o e s t h e a r t i c l e r e p o r t o n a r e c e n t n e w s e v e n t ? D o e s t h e f i r s t p a r a g r a p h o f t h e a r t i c l e m a k e c l e a r w h y t h i s a r t i c l e f e a t u r e s i n f o r m a t i o n t h a t i s n e w s n o w ? I s a l l t h e i n f o r m a t i o n v e r i f i a b l e f r o m t h e c i t e d s o u r c e s , j o u r n a l i s t n o t e s o n t h e t a l k p a g e o r m a t e r i a l s s e n t t o t h e s c o o p m a i l i n g l i s t ? A r e t h e s o u r c e s f o r m a t t e d c o r r e c t l y ? I s t h e a r t i c l e n e u t r a l ? A r e n o n - n e u t r a l w o r d s l i k e t e r r o r i s t a n d p r o - l i f e r e m o v e d ? A r e a l l o p i n i o n s p r o p e r l y c r e d i t e d t o t h e s o u r c e ? D o e s t h e a r t i c l e c o m p l y w i t h t h e s t y l e g u i d e ? D o e s i t h a v e a n i n f o b o x ? A r e t h e r e c a t e g o r i e s ? I s t h e a r t i c l e w r i t t e n u s i n g i n v e r t e d p y r a m i d s t y l e ? D o e s i t u s e r e l a t i v e d a t i n g ? ANATOMY OF A WIKINEWS REVIEW The above is a screen shot of English Wikinews’s review tool, which reviewers use to provide assessment on article readiness for publication. Each reviewer has a slightly different review style and handles their reviews a bit differently. Overall though, all reviewers are supposed to be assessing submitted articles against the same criteria: the criteria listed above. Text by Laura Hale @purplepopple on Twitter

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