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New page[edit]

Hello. I put up a stub page for the Pennsylvania Evening Post, the first newspaper to print the U.S. Declaration of Independence, and if editors would like to add to it that'd be "revolutionary". Thanks. Randy Kryn (talk) 20:16, 29 April 2018 (UTC)

RfC notification[edit]

There is an RfC at the Trump-Russia dossier talk page found here that members of this project might interested in taking part in. -- ψλ 01:21, 30 April 2018 (UTC)

Shah Marai[edit]

Please, let's dig for a non-free Shah Marai image. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 12:06, 4 May 2018 (UTC)


Hi. please take a look on meta at this page m:Wiki4MediaFreedom contest. it's an event organized by Rossella Vignola (OBC), there is a list of articles to improve also on English wikipedia.--Alexmar983 (talk) 20:10, 26 May 2018 (UTC)

WikiProject collaboration notice from the Portals WikiProject[edit]

The reason I am contacting you is because there are one or more portals that fall under this subject, and the Portals WikiProject is currently undertaking a major drive to automate portals that may affect them.

Portals are being redesigned.

The new design features are being applied to existing portals.

At present, we are gearing up for a maintenance pass of portals in which the introduction section will be upgraded to no longer need a subpage. In place of static copied and pasted excerpts will be self-updating excerpts displayed through selective transclusion, using the template {{Transclude lead excerpt}}.

The discussion about this can be found here.

Maintainers of specific portals are encouraged to sign up as project members here, noting the portals they maintain, so that those portals are skipped by the maintenance pass. Currently, we are interested in upgrading neglected and abandoned portals. There will be opportunity for maintained portals to opt-in later, or the portal maintainers can handle upgrading (the portals they maintain) personally at any time.


On April 8th, 2018, an RfC ("Request for comment") proposal was made to eliminate all portals and the portal namespace. On April 17th, the Portals WikiProject was rebooted to handle the revitalization of the portal system. On May 12th, the RfC was closed with the result to keep portals, by a margin of about 2 to 1 in favor of keeping portals.

There's an article in the current edition of the Signpost interviewing project members about the RfC and the Portals WikiProject.

Since the reboot, the Portals WikiProject has been busy building tools and components to upgrade portals.

So far, 84 editors have joined.

If you would like to keep abreast of what is happening with portals, see the newsletter archive.

If you have any questions about what is happening with portals or the Portals WikiProject, please post them on the WikiProject's talk page.

Thank you.    — The Transhumanist   07:44, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

Sources for Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market[edit]

Please join the discussion on what sources would be adequate for what claims on this time-sensitive article. We have the problem that countless sources point in the same direction, but the usual sources for such aggregate information fail to provide it. --Nemo 07:11, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

American journalists a non-diffusing category?[edit]

Category:American journalists was tagged on 2018-03-18 as a non-diffusing category by (talk · contribs · WHOIS), which as far as I can tell is consistent with similar categories -- we generally categorize people by occupation, and place them concurrently in other categories based on gender, ethnicity, religion, etc., without removing them from the nationality-occupation category. At WP:DUPCAT the guideline says "Subcategories defined by gender, ethnicity, religion, and sexuality should almost always be non-diffusing subcategories." This is expanded on in the guidelines at Wikipedia:Categorization/Ethnicity, gender, religion and sexuality.

So Ser Amantio di Nicolao has just removed several hundred bios from category:American journalists with no edit summary -- I'm assuming the reason is because they are members of category:Jewish American journalists or or something? If that is the reason I think they need to be reverted. --Dennis Bratland (talk) 15:30, 23 June 2018 (UTC)

So, the ones I removed are either in subcategories such as the subcategories of Category:American journalists by state or the subcategories of Category:American journalists by type. My removals had nothing to do with categorization by gender or ethnicity; everything I removed should be in one of the diffusing subcategories. (That's the way, for instance, Category:American novelists and its subcategories have been handled over the years.) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 16:47, 23 June 2018 (UTC)

Wiki4MediaFreedom contest[edit]

Hello, the Wiki4MediaFreedom contest is running and will last until the 15th of July. You can either improve or update articles in English or translate articles from English to Italian, Albanian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian or Montenegrin (see the rules). The prizes are online gift voucher. See Meta for more information. --Niccolò Caranti (OBC) (talk) 07:44, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

The Daily Telegraph[edit]

Many wikilinks to The Daily Telegraph should be changed to The Daily Telegraph (Sydney). If you can help to identify them, please reply at WT:WikiProject Newspapers#The Daily Telegraph. Thanks, Certes (talk) 22:46, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

Proposed corrections and updates to the Ezra Klein article[edit]


Hello! On behalf of Vox Media, and as part of my work at Beutler Ink, I've proposed some corrections and updates for the Ezra Klein article here. I've identified inaccuracies, suggested specific wording, and provided reference markup for easier implementation. Are any WikiProject Journalism participants willing to take a look and update the article appropriately? I do not edit the main space directly because of my conflict of interest. Thanks! Inkian Jason (talk) 17:59, 21 August 2018 (UTC)

This edit request has been answered. Thanks! Inkian Jason (talk) 21:55, 21 August 2018 (UTC)
Actually, another editor removed the "Personal life" section, which mentions his marriage to Annie Lowrey, altogether. I've submitted a talk page request to return mention of their marriage, if any project members care to weigh in or update the article appropriately. Thanks! Inkian Jason (talk) 22:53, 21 August 2018 (UTC)

List of journalists killed in Europe[edit]

Hi! I've just created a List of journalists killed in Europe, divided by country. If there are no objections I am also planning to create circa 20 redirects such as List of journalists killed in France > List of journalists killed in Europe#France. There already were articles about Russia and Turkey, and a section about Ukraine (I've linked them with {{See also}}), but it probably doesn't make sense to create autonomous articles on other European countries. --Niccolò Caranti (OBC) (talk) 08:53, 31 August 2018 (UTC)

 Done: I've created the redirects. --Niccolò Caranti (OBC) (talk) 08:17, 3 September 2018 (UTC)
Looks good! I added tags to the articles without their own articles such as Russia, Ukraine and Tajikistan and copyedited article. Shushugah (talk) 13:16, 3 September 2018 (UTC)

Jewish Newspaper cleanup[edit]

Hello, I boldly merged List of Jewish newspapers in the United States to List of Jewish newspapers, while creating articles and editing existing ones as needed. Many of the articles are stubs/low class. I would love more eyes on this. Additionally, for the important ones, creations of infoboxes and copyediting could be useful. Shushugah (talk) 16:48, 3 September 2018 (UTC)

Request for Comment - Including China's stance on Hamas[edit]

Please join the discussion and give your needed opinion on whether to include China's position in the article Hamas. Veritycheck✔️ (talk) 13:12, 5 September 2018 (UTC)

Nomination of Mark Judge (writer) for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Mark Judge (writer) is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Mark Judge (writer) until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Sagecandor (talk) 02:40, 20 September 2018 (UTC)