You must register as
a user before you can file items.
Newly registered contributors MUST have
any initial contribution approved by admin before it is published
live. This is an anti-spam and security precaution.
Admin can approve you as a full contributor and once this has been done you
can file directly without the requirement of admin approval.
To file news, follow the instructions below:
which country or category your news is relevant to
If your item is suited to multiple regions or topics select a group. On registering
with the system you will receieve an email with full details regarding categories
and groups. If still unsure file the story as unapproved and it will then be
checked by an editor.
This system permits picture uploads. You can upload a picture
and insert it into your document in simple to follow steps. Please
pay attention to the instructions, available on the picture upload
page, when uploading pictures. Pictures can be inserted as static or
clickable thumbshots or as the full image (the latter is not recommended).
Large images will be automatically reduced by the system. You can also
create a thumbshot at the time of upload to place in the story. You
can then right click the image in the news editor and link to the URL
of the larger image. Be sure the check that the link is set to open
in a new blank window.
It is the responsibility of contributors to check spelling
and punctuation and to ensure that formatting is applied in line with
the system requirements before filing any items.
Items that are considering to be purely promotional commercial
material will be rejected. This is a news website and, where promotional
commercial material meets the criteria of being newsworthy over and
above commercial interest, it may be published.
When you arrive at the submit news page, be sure to familiarise yourself by
exploring all of the options available on the page.
and when filing an item DON’T FORGET TO ENSURE THE
RELEVANT CATEGORY OR COUNTRY IS SELECTED & SHOWING ON THE DROP
DOWN MENU OR MULTIPLE CATEGORIES OR YOUR NEWS WON’T BE PUBLISHED
to the system can be published immediately; or you can
• set a specific date and time when your article will be automatically
• you can publish it as a draft or unapproved article, which will notify
an editor that your material requires editorial attention.
Once published, guest users are initially unable to return to and edit material,
but you can contact the
Registered users may gain editing rights once they have been fully approved
Registered contributors whose journalistic knowledge and skill
is considered sufficient may progress to the level of editor whereby
they may be granted editing rights for a particular category or categories.
If you are already registered and consider you have the necessary skills
and wish to become an editor please contact the
INFORMATION FOR CONTRIBUTORS
page has two sections - short story, and full story. The short story
will always appear on the selected news page, but the long story (accessed
for input purposes by clicking the 'toggle full story' link on the
add news page) may sometimes be automatically filed separately and
is accessed through a link at the end of the short story. If your item
is just a few paragraphs or so, then file it in the short story section.
Otherwise, please use the short story as an introduction and place
the full article in the long story section.
This is the news publishing page.
In addition to individual categories and topics, there are groups,
for instance 'African States' and 'South Americas'. Selecting a group
will publish your item to all countries in the group. Selecting 'International'
will publish the item on every news page.
You are advised to study and become familiar with the list of categories.
The WYSIWYG CKeditor has full text and file handling
The window can be resized by
dragging the arrow.
Page Alias has been disabled
for users and can only be accessed by admin
: Taglines are specific key words to the article content and help link related
Here you can set a specific date/time
for publication and thre system will publish it automatically then.
You are strongly advised to study
the news submission guidelines before
publishing articles for the first time.
Items that are considered unsuitable
will be removed by the editor. All items will be archived when outdated—usually
on the 1st of each month—and then removed and stored offline once
they become fully outdated [after 5 years].
Please note that, together with
huge respect to all at and associated with CuteNews who have worked
tirelessly to produce all its elements, I have provided this system
as a free public service for the common good and with the intention
of strict adherence to the ethos of bona fide journalism, the dissemination
of information, and free speech. Anyone found abusing this system
will be initially warned as to their behaviour and unheeded warnings
will be followed by further action.
This site will not tolerate incitement
towards violent behaviour, hatred or racist activity.
Thank you for your interest and
the best of luck!
Free journalism related PDF
Without Frontiers www.rsf.org
Practical Guide for Journalists
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