I feel I can give a relatively neutral comment on the part quoted below. Disclosure: I am a citizen of Russia, residing within the country & speaking Russian, but mainly contributing to Tatar Wikipedia, member of WMRU & WUG TAT.
Global Russian-speaking Wikimedia community has mixed feelings about Russian Wikinews, but we generally seem to appreciate its publications. 1) If I remember correctly, Russian Wikipedia community does not consider Russian Wikinews as a reliable source (unlike AP, Reuters or Washington Post, etc.) 2) Wikimedia Community Languages of Russia is quite appreciative of the Russian Wikinews, as they host Russian Multilingual Wikinews (8 more languages, including Bashkir, Erzya, Lezgin, Sakha, Tatar, etc. - where community is not yet active enough to sustain on-going publishing of new materials to come out of the incubator) 3) Russian Wikinews publishes articles from various categories, including * aggregation of information from various free license sources * original reporting by Wkimedian-correspondents throughout Russia * Wikimedia projects related reporting (we sometimes translate these into English @ CEE or Education Outreach Newsletter under Russia reports) 4) No countries, topics or viewpoints are a no-go in Russian Wikinews, so personally it seems a good balanced mix (unlike many reliable outlets that emphasize specific aspects): * Armenia, China, France, India, Indonesia, Russia, Ukraine, U.S., Venezuela, etc., * Business, Govt, NGO initiatives, etc. * Public life, Science, Technology, etc. 5) Editor-in-chief of Russian Wikinews is an ex-member of Wikimedia Russia, no other regular contributors are or used to be members. 6) Wikimedia Russia currently has limited membership for a number of reasons: * WMRU is a purely volunteer organization. * Legally we need to have regular in-person meetings that require a quorum (so greater share of members must show up for the decision to be valid). * Annual membership fee is set @ USD 1.5 per month. * But we started to broadcast our meetings live (sometimes in recording), which was positively perceived by both Russian Wikipedia & Russian Wikinews communities. regards, farhad -- Farhad Fatkullin - Фархад Фаткуллин http://sikzn.ru/ Тел.+79274158066 / skype:frhdkazan / Wikipedia:frhdkazan / Wikidata:Q34036417 28.04.2019, 03:37, "Erik Moeller" <eloque...@gmail.com>: > On Fri, Apr 26, 2019 at 9:32 AM Joseph Seddon <josephsed...@gmail.com> wrote: > Regarding Wikinews, I have no hope that it will magically succeed one > day, but one observation: When poking at contributor statistics, I > found it interesting that the global contributor numbers, meager as > they are, are almost entirely sustained by Russian Wikinews, which > does appear to have a continuous day-to-day publishing record for some > time now. It would be interesting to know more about what's motivating > those contributors. For non-Russian speakers, see here for the feed of > 2019 stories, which is pretty impressive by Wikinews standards: > > https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&u=w.wiki%2F3Q7 > > Perhaps Russian contributors to this list can share some perspective > on what's been happening on the project and whether it's viewed > positively or not within the Russian Wikimedia community. > > Warmly, > Erik > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l > New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>