Information and sign up has been posted to
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Australia and mirrored on
http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Wikinews:Meetup/Australia .

This will be an IRC based meetup where participants are encouraged to set
up remote locations to get together with other Wikipedians. The purpose of
these meet-ups is support work being done by members of Wikimedia
Australia, Wikinews contributors and the HOPAU participants with writing
news articles for Wikinews. If you are a Wikipedian or a Commons user who
wants to learn how to use Wikinews and work towards becoming an accredited
reporter, this is your chance to learn. Please note: Non-Australians are
allowed to attend our online training sessions but time zone wise, it is
set up to support ongoing Australian activities.

Location

IRC: #wikimedia-au connect
Canberra: LauraHale's house in Gungahlin. Please e-mail LauraHale for
directions if you would like to attend in person.

Date and time

Dates: 17 June, and 24 June
Time: 6:00:00 PM EST (UTC+10 hours) in Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne.
5:30:00 PM CST UTC+9:30 hours in Adelaide. 4:00:00 PM WST UTC+8 hours in
Perth. 9:00:00 AM BST (UTC+1 hour) in London. 4:00:00 AM EDT UTC-4 hours in
New York City.

Preparation

Prior to the workshop, please read Writing an article on Wikinews and think
of a topic you may want to write about that is currently in the news. If
you want to try original research, please read original reporting. Ideas of
topics to write about include the AFL or NRL, Australian Olympic and
Paralympic preparations, Australian politics, Australian weather, or
Australian television news. If you are thinking about doing original
research, consider attending a sporting event on Friday, Saturday or Sunday
to report on. Consider interviewing some one about a topic you think is
important. If you want to create your own article, you need to have an idea
of what you want to write about. If you want to participate by supporting
others, you're also welcome to attend!

Sincerely,
Laura Hale

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