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Title Title
How to add a story, or edit an existing story How to Add or Edit a Story
Summary Summary
  A brief summary of how to become a WikiTribune contributor and editor.
Highlights Highlights
Content Content
Thank you for being a part of the <em>WikiTribune</em> pilot of collaborative journalism in partnership with our team.  Thank you for being a part of the <em>WikiTribune</em> pilot of collaborative journalism in partnership with our team! Here's how to add a story or edit an existing story.
Here's how to add a story, or edit an existing story.  
Once you're logged in, you'll see an '+Add a new story' button at the top right of the page.  
Clicking on 'Add a new story' is the first step to the community's creation of a new story.  
  - Click the "+Add New" button in the top menu. This is the first step to beginning a collaborative story with the community.
- Select a CATEGORY into which your story fits - a geographical region, a topic, e.g. SPAIN, ENVIRONMENT, TECHNOLOGY  - Select a CATEGORY into which your story fits, such as a geographical region or a topic, e.g. SPAIN, ENVIRONMENT, TECHNOLOGY
- Write a HEADLINE, an explicit and clear description of what the story is about - Write a HEADLINE, an explicit and clear description of what the story is about
  - Write your STORY in the Content area
- Write a SUMMARY which is a short description of the main themes  - Write a SUMMARY, a short description of the main themes.
- Write your STORY in the<strong> Content area</strong>   
- If you wish to add an image, make sure the picture is CC, public domain or otherwise held under a <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyleft">copyleft</a> license.  - To add an image or other media, click the "Add Media" button, and always be sure it is Creative Commons, public domain, or held under a <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyleft">copyleft</a> license.
Your work will <strong>SAVE</strong> automatically to <strong>DRAFT. </strong> This will be visible to other users.  
  When you click <strong>SAVE </strong>it will automatically as a <strong>DRAFT </strong>and will be visible to the community for others to add or edit.
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To <strong>EDIT</strong> an existing story, click <strong>EDIT </strong>with the green button on the top right<strong> </strong>and you're in the EDITING screen.  To <strong>EDIT</strong> an existing story, click <strong>EDIT ARTICLE </strong>or <strong>EDIT DRAFT</strong> by the headline.
- EDIT the story to add whatever content you believe is needed and publishable  
- Add a brief <strong>EDIT summary</strong> to describe what you did to the story e.g: "added information of fixed typo" hit <strong>Submit for Review</strong>  
Your story will be visible in DRAFT. An editor will review all new stories and pending changes before publication. They might discuss it with you in <strong>TALK</strong>.  
  - On the editing screen, make any edits you think are necessary to make the article publishable. In addition to editing the content of the article, you may also edit the "meta-data," like the tags at the bottom.
  - Be sure to add a brief <strong>"Revision note"</strong> on the right that describes your changes/additions. For example, "added information of fixed typo." Then hit <strong>SAVE. </strong>
  Your story will be visible in DRAFT. An editor will review all new stories and pending changes before publication. They might discuss it with you in <strong>TALK</strong>. Or pop over to the community's <a href="https://discordapp.com/invite/zxhDhxe">Discord chat</a> to ask questions to the community.
<img class="size-medium wp-image-8409" src="https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/wikitribune-uploads-master/2017/10/[email protected]x-620x322.png" alt="Flow chart showing how a user can create a new story on WikiTribune" width="620" height="322" /> <img class="size-medium wp-image-8409" src="https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/wikitribune-uploads-master/2017/10/[email protected]" alt="Flow chart showing how a user can create a new story on WikiTribune" width="620" height="322" />
<strong>Summary: Steps in adding a new story</strong> <strong>Summary: Steps in adding a new story</strong>
1. <strong>Add a new story</strong> from top-right hand button 1. <strong>Add a new story</strong> from top-right hand button
2. Write in Category, Headline, Summary and Story. Add a picture, providing it is public domain.  2. Add Category, Headline, Summary and the Story. Add a (public domain) picture.
3. Add an <strong>Edit summary</strong> and <strong>Submit for Review</strong>  3. Add an <strong>Revision Note</strong> and <strong>Save</strong>
<strong>Steps in adding to an existing story:</strong>  <strong>Steps in editing an existing story:</strong>
1. Hit EDIT on the top right of any STORY on the site  1. Hit <strong>EDIT</strong> on the top right of any story on the site
2. Make your EDITS  2. Make your edits
3. Add an <strong>Edit summary</strong> and <strong>Submit for Review</strong>  
  3. Add a <strong>Revision Note</strong> and <strong>Save </strong>
<img class="aligncenter" src="https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/wikitribune-uploads-master/2017/10/[email protected]" /> <img class="aligncenter" src="https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/wikitribune-uploads-master/2017/10/[email protected]" />
<strong>Multiple editors and edit-conflicts: <strong>Multiple editors and edit-conflicts:
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Where several people are editing the same story we ask that the last person in the queue accepts or rejects the changes that have stacked up from others in the collaborative process.  If several people are editing the same story we ask that the last person in the queue accept or reject the changes that have stacked up from others in the collaborative process.
If there is an editing conflict between users — two screens will appear via the EDITING tools showing your current edit on the <strong>right</strong> and the contributions from other collaborators on the <strong>left</strong>. If there is an editing conflict between users — two screens will appear via the EDITING tools showing your current edit on the <strong>right</strong> and the contributions from other collaborators on the <strong>left</strong>.
1. Compare the two versions side by side. The latest edits will be highlighted. 1. Compare the two versions side by side. The latest edits will be highlighted.
2. Copy and paste any elements you judge warranted into the existing story below - thus combining your and earlier edits or discarding earlier edits and amending your own.  2. Copy and paste any elements you judge warranted into the existing story below, thus combining your new edits and earlier edits, or discarding earlier edits and amending your own.
3. Leave a brief <strong>Edit summary</strong> and <strong>Submit for Review</strong>.  3. Leave a brief <strong>Revision Note</strong> and <strong>Save</strong>.
This is a working document. You are welcome to EDIT it or use the TALK channel. Thank you.  This is a working document. You are welcome to EDIT it or use the TALK channel. Thank you!
Categories Categories
Help &amp; FAQs, Help &amp; FAQs Help &amp; FAQs, Help &amp; FAQs
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Creating a story, editing, How to, Journalism, Style Creating a story, editing, How to, Journalism, Style
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