Template:WikiProject Journalism

WikiProject Journalism (Rated C-class, High-importance)
WikiProject iconThis article is within the scope of WikiProject Journalism, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of journalism on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
C-Class article C  This article has been rated as C-Class on the project's quality scale.
 High  This article has been rated as High-importance on the project's importance scale.
More information:
Note icon
This article has been automatically rated by a bot or other tool because one or more other projects use this class. Please ensure the assessment is correct before removing the |auto= parameter.
Note icon
This article has been marked as needing immediate attention.
Note icon
This article has been marked as needing an infobox.
Template documentation[view] [edit] [history] [purge]



The full syntax is as follows:

{{WikiProject Journalism

General parameters

  • attention – set |attention=yes if the article needs immediate attention from experienced editors. Use only if another parameter does not cover the need for attention; this should be used sparingly. It is strongly encouraged to also add a section to the talk page explaining what needs attention.
  • class – valid values are listed in the custom class mask. See the project's quality scale for details.
  • importance – valid values are: top, high, mid, low, na (case-insensitive). See the project's importance scale for details.
  • listas – This parameter, which is the equivalent of the DEFAULTSORT sortkey that should be placed on all biographical articles, is a sortkey for the article talk page (e.g. for Charles Dickens, use |listas=Dickens, Charles so that the talk page will show up in the D's and not the C's of the various assessment and administrative categories). This is important because it is one source used by those who set DEFAULTSORT on the article; consider also setting the DEFAULTSORT for the article when setting this parameter. For more information about this, please see Wikipedia:Categorization of people § Ordering names in a category.
    It is not required if another WikiProject template on the same page has its own |listas= set, since it not only affects categories used by the banner in which it is set, but it also affects the sortkey of all other banners and templates.
  • needs-infobox – set |needs-infobox=yes if the article needs an infobox. Remember that infoboxes are not suitable for all articles, and can overwhelm short articles.
  • small – this parameter is no longer supported and can safely be removed from the template.
  • auto – This parameter is for the use of bots and indicates that the article has been automatically rated:
    • |auto=length – based on the length of the article
    • |auto=inherit – because one or more other projects use this class
    • |auto=yes (or |auto=stub), in conjunction with |class=stub – as Stub-Class because it uses a stub template
  • category – set |category=no if, and only if, a banner is being used for demonstration or testing purposes, to prevent unnecessary or undesirable categorization. Otherwise, omit this parameter.

Quality assessment

An article's quality assessment is generated from the class parameter in the {{WikiProject Journalism}} project banner on its talk page:

{{WikiProject Journalism|class=???}}

The following values may be used for the class parameter to describe the quality of the article (see Wikipedia:Content assessment for assessment criteria):

FA (for featured articles only; adds articles to Category:FA-Class Journalism articles) Featured article FA 
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class Journalism articles) A-Class article A 
GA (for good articles only; adds articles to Category:GA-Class Journalism articles)  GA 
B (adds articles to Category:B-Class Journalism articles) B-Class article B 
C (adds articles to Category:C-Class Journalism articles) C-Class article C 
Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class Journalism articles) Start-Class article Start 
Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class Journalism articles) Stub-Class article Stub 
FL (for featured lists only; adds articles to Category:FL-Class Journalism articles) Featured list FL 
List (adds articles to Category:List-Class Journalism articles)  List 

For non-standard grades and non-mainspace content, the following values may be used for the class parameter:

Book (for Wikipedia books; adds pages to Category:Book-Class Journalism articles) Wikipedia Book Book 
Category (for categories; adds pages to Category:Category-Class Journalism articles) Category page Category 
Disambig (for disambiguation pages; adds pages to Category:Disambig-Class Journalism articles) Disambiguation page Disambig 
Draft (for drafts; adds pages to Category:Draft-Class Journalism articles)  Draft 
FM (for featured media only; adds pages to Category:FM-Class Journalism articles) Featured media FM 
File (for files and timed text; adds pages to Category:File-Class Journalism articles)  File 
Portal (for portal pages; adds pages to Category:Portal-Class Journalism articles)  Portal 
Project (for project pages; adds pages to Category:Project-Class Journalism articles)  Project 
Redirect (for redirect pages; adds pages to Category:Redirect-Class Journalism articles) Redirect page Redirect 
Template (for templates and modules; adds pages to Category:Template-Class Journalism articles)  Template 
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class Journalism articles)  NA 
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Journalism articles)  ??? 

Quality scale

WikiProject article quality grading scheme

Importance assessment

An article's importance assessment is generated from the importance parameter in the {{WikiProject Journalism}} project banner on its talk page:

{{WikiProject Journalism|importance=???}}

The following values may be used for the importance parameter to describe the relative importance of the article within the project (see Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Priority of topic for assessment criteria):

Top (adds articles to Category:Top-importance Journalism articles)  Top 
High (adds articles to Category:High-importance Journalism articles)  High 
Mid (adds articles to Category:Mid-importance Journalism articles)  Mid 
Low (adds articles to Category:Low-importance Journalism articles)  Low 
NA (adds articles to Category:NA-importance Journalism articles)  NA 
??? (articles for which a valid importance rating has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unknown-importance Journalism articles)  ??? 

Importance scale

See also