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Upcoming ITN/R suggestions (Apr-Jun)Edit

This post attempts to highlight potential nominations that could be considered and where else to continue looking for news items. The recurring items list is a good place to start. Below is a provisional list of upcoming ITN/R events over the next few months. Note that some events may be announced earlier or later than scheduled, like the result of an election or the culmination of a sport season/tournament. Feel free to update these articles in advance and nominate them on the candidates page when they occur.

Other resources

For those who don't take their daily dose of news from an encyclopedia, breaking news stories can also be found via news aggregators (e.g. Google News, Yahoo! News) or your preferred news outlet. Some news outlets employ paywalls after a few free articles, others are funded by advertisements - which tend not to like ad blockers, and a fair few are still free to access. Below is a small selection:

Unlike the prose in the article, the reference doesn't necessarily need to be in English. Non-English news sources include, but are not limited to: Le Monde, Der Spiegel and El País. Which ironically are Western European examples (hi systemic bias). Any reliable African, Asian or South American non-English source that confirms an event took place can also be used.

Happy hunting. Fuebaey (talk) 16:53, 29 March 2019 (UTC)

ITN BotEdit

I've asked Anomie who has said that an ITN tagger similar to the current OnThisDayTagger (handled by AnomieBOT) is doable. Some articles end up not getting tagged, like Talk:I. M. Pei, the recent election in Australia, etc. So, this sounds like a relatively simple thing that can be handed off to a bot, like ITN/C archiving already is. Thoughts? --qedk (t c) 09:48, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

Please add Support/Oppose/Views, etc. below

  • Yeah, I guess this is probably a good idea. There is something nice about getting a personal message from the admin who did the update, but it's not very reliable. I didn't get a message for my recent ITN so I cheekily sent it to myself 😉 It might also be nice to do one for POTD because photo uploaders don't currently get credited when their pics appear on the MP.  — Amakuru (talk) 09:55, 18 May 2019 (UTC)
    • I was actually thinking of a bot that tags the articles. But, from my experience, Anomie can do anything you ask (6th pillar of Wikipedia), so expanding it to credit ITN authors is not a problem. There are already certain parts of POTD, AnomieBOT I and III manages (adding and deleting pages), so adding this would be plausible. To be quite fair, AnomieBOT has a foot in every part of the Main Page already. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ --qedk (t c) 14:12, 18 May 2019 (UTC)
  • About the only issue I can think of is when an article gets posted to ITN and then pulled shortly afterward for whatever reason (misreading of consensus, lack of updates, dueling admins having a tiff, etc.) but apart from that, I don't see an issue with it.--WaltCip (talk) 15:59, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
    My guess is the botop can keep certain provisions in place for that, but removing it manually once added isn't too much of an issue either. --qedk (t c) 18:20, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Started new article on recent news story. Help if you like, ignore this message if you don't want to helpEdit

I started an article on a recent news story, and people interested in improving such articles often watchlist ITN. See 2019 Brazil prison riots. I intended to expand it considerably, but I have suddenly run into an IRL thing that's taking up some of my time. If anyone is looking for something to work on, the article could use some work. I've left enough refs there to expand the article considerably, I just suddenly ran into something that doesn't give me the time to deal with it. Thanks! --Jayron32 15:46, 29 May 2019 (UTC)

"Policy about notability of mass shootings" discussion at Village PumpEdit

By now most people on ITN probably already know about this, but just in case, there is currently a discussion at the Village Pump regarding the establishment of a policy regarding the notability of mass shootings on WP:ITN. I'd presume those most familiar with ITN's workings would want to participate or weigh in.--WaltCip (talk) 12:23, 4 June 2019 (UTC)

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