This page provides a forum for editors to suggest items for inclusion in Template:In the news (ITN), a protected Main Page template, as well as the forum for discussion of candidates. This is not the page to report errors in the ITN section on the Main Page—please go to the appropriate section at WP:ERRORS.

This candidates page is integrated with the daily pages of Portal:Current events. Under each daily section header below is the transcluded Portal:Current events items for that day (with a light green header). Each day's portal page is followed by a subsection for suggestions and discussion.

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How to nominate an item

In order to suggest a candidate:

  • Update an article to be linked to from the blurb to include the recent developments, or find an article that has already been updated.
  • Find the correct section below for the date of the event (not the date nominated).
    • Do not add sections for new dates. These are automatically generated (at midnight UTC) by a bot; creating them manually breaks this process.
  • Nominate the blurb for ITN inclusion under the "Suggestions" subheading for the date, emboldening the link in the blurb to the updated article. Use a level 4 header (====) when doing so.
    • Preferably use the template {{ITN candidate}} to nominate the article related to the event in the news. Make sure that you include a reference from a verifiable, reliable secondary source. Press releases are not acceptable. The suggested blurb should be written in simple present tense.
    • Adding an explanation why the event should be posted greatly increases the odds of posting.
  • Please consider alerting editors to the nomination by adding the template {{ITN note}} to the corresponding article's talk page.

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There are criteria which guide the decision on whether or not to put a particular item on In the news, based largely on the extensiveness of the updated content and the perceived significance of the recent developments. These are listed at WP:ITN.

Submissions that do not follow the guidelines at Wikipedia:In the news will not be placed onto the live template.

Headers

  • Items that have been posted or pulled from the main page are generally marked with (Posted) or (Pulled) in the item's subject so it is clear they are no longer active.
  • Items can also be marked as (Ready) when the article is both updated and there seems to be a consensus to post. The posting admin, however, should always judge the update and the consensus to post themselves. If you find an entry that you don't feel is ready to post is marked (Ready), you should remove the mark in the header.

Voicing an opinion on an item

  • Format your comment to contain "support" or "oppose", and include a rationale for your choice. In particular, address the notability of the event, the quality of the article, and whether it has been updated.
  • Some jargon: RD refers to "recent deaths", a subsection of the news box which lists only the names of the recent notable deceased. Blurb refers to the full sentences that occupy most of the news box. Most eligible deaths will be listed in the recent deaths section of the ITN template. However, some deaths may be given a full listing if there is sufficient consensus to do so.
  • The blurb of a promoted ITN item may be modified to complement the existing items on the main page.

Please do not...

  1. add simple "support!" or "oppose!" votes without including your reasons. Similarly, curt replies such as "who?", "meh", or "duh!" are usually not helpful. Instead, explain the reasons why you think the item meets or does not meet the ITN inclusion criteria so a consensus can be reached.
  2. oppose an item because the event is only relating to a single country, or failing to relate to one. This applies to a high percentage of the content we post and is unproductive.
  3. accuse other editors of supporting, opposing or nominating due to a personal bias (such as ethnocentrism). Conflicts of interest are not handled at ITN.
  4. comment on a story without first reading the relevant article(s).
  5. oppose a WP:ITN/R item here because you disagree with current WP:ITN/R criteria (these can be discussed at the relevant Talk Page)
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RD: Helmut Winschermann

Article: Helmut Winschermann (talk · history · tag)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): The Asahi Shimbun
Credits:

Article updated

Recent deaths of any person, animal or organism with their own Wikipedia article are always presumed to be important enough to post (see this RFC and further discussion). Comments should focus on whether the quality of the article meets WP:ITNRD.

Nominator's comments: Centenarian, Oboist, Conductor Grimes2 (talk) 14:43, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

  • Support - Conductor until his death at 100...wow. Sufficiently referenced.
    Article: Hugh Newell Jacobsen (talk · history · tag)
    Recent deaths nomination (Post)
    News source(s): The Washington Post
    Credits:

    Article updated

    Recent deaths of any person, animal or organism with their own Wikipedia article are always presumed to be important enough to post (see this RFC and further discussion). Comments should focus on whether the quality of the article meets WP:ITNRD.

     Bloom6132 (talk) 01:11, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

    • Support - meets criteria, sufficient referenced. CommanderWaterford (talk) 09:17, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
    • Support good to go. The Rambling Man (Stay alert! Control the virus! Save lives!!!!) 10:48, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
    • Posted.
      Proposed image
      Article: 2021 TAF AS532 crash (talk · history · tag)
      Blurb: ​A Turkish Air Force helicopter crashed in Bitlis, killing 9 and injuring 4. (Post)
      Alternative blurb: ​A Turkish Air Force AS532 Cougar helicopter crashed near Tatvan, in Bitlis, killing 9 and injuring 4.
      News source(s): Reuters, US News, Barron's, Anadolu Agency
      Credits:

      Nominator's comments: A high-ranking military authority died in the crashed. Lieutenant general, and the commander of the 8th Corps. Seems major enough. --► Sincerely: SolaVirum 17:47, 4 March 2021 (UTC)

      • We generally do not post military craft disasters that involve military personnel include high-ranking ones, as that's usually considered part of their duty. --Masem (t) 18:33, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
      • Neutral, leaning oppose I struggle to want to post this as it did gain attention internationally with AP & Reuters creating articles which are sourced in the Wiki article, but at the same time, I don't know if this qualifies for ITN. I know 2020 ROCAF UH-60M crash wasn't ITN worthy, which was a military helicopter crash that killed 7. That 2020 crash also has a reuters article sourced. (Also for editors wondering why I keep using AP/Reuters, it is because a large scale survey years ago found them to be the most trustworthy and neutral English news outlets). Elijahandskip (talk) 03:11, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
      • Oppose per comment of Masem, I would agree, it is part of their duty. CommanderWaterford (talk) 09:19, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
      • Weak Oppose per above. Military air accidents are fairly common, even those involving multiple fatalities. Unless this has some kind of further impact (e.g. leading to a diplomatic crisis or the grounding of aircraft) I don't think this qualifies for posting. 86.23.109.101 (talk) 10:35, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
      • Oppose sadly not totally unexpected part of the job. The Rambling Man (Stay alert! Control the virus! Save lives!!!!) 10:49, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
      • Oppose Military work is dangerous and they assume risks like this when taking the job(unlike passenger aircraft). If the general who tragically perished had an article, it could be posted to RD, but that's probably the only way something about this tragedy would make it. 331dot (talk) 11:12, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
      331dot I wouldn't even agree for "just a general" with an article. I would really only see it be posted if it was the top headline in a lot of RS (aka it would have to be a better story for the media than politics) or if a countries top brass had a member die (For America, like one of the 6 members of the General staff, aka the top from each branch). Elijahandskip (talk) 11:39, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
      Sorry, I meant that an article about the general would be posted as an RD, not that it would merit this crash posting. 331dot (talk) 11:41, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
      Oh. My bad. Elijahandskip (talk) 12:23, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
      • Support Article quality is sufficient, and there's evidence of significant news coverage. --Jayron32 13:09, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
      • Oppose due to it not being notable enough for ITN. It's notable enough for an article, but there's nothing that makes it of interest to ITN. An ordinary military crash with a low death toll is nothing remarkable, unless the crash is caused deliberately, or civilians are also killed - neither of which is the case in this instance. Jim Michael (talk) 13:44, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
      • Oppose – Per previous and others. Not noticeably in the news either. (Also, pic shows German chopper, not a Turkish-owned one.) – Sca (talk) 14:05, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
      • The caption on image says "A AS532 Cougar, similar to the helicopter that crashed"- I'm guessing we don't have an image of a Turkish one, but the German one is the same model? Joseph2302 (talk) 16:45, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
      • Oppose - A military accident isn't quite significant for ITN. STSC (talk) 14:29, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
      • (non-admin closure) SNOW close; this type of story will not find consensus to be posted. power~enwiki (π, ν) 18:30, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
        The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

        Article: 2021 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election (talk · history · tag)
        Blurb: Sadhan Pande has revealed that Mamata Banerjee will be filing her nomination from the Nandigram seat on the auspicious day of Maha Shivaratri. (Post)
        News source(s): [1],[2],[3],[4]
        Credits:
        • Comment We don't tend to cover local election, even less announcements. --Tone 17:20, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
        • Oppose A state election is not notable enough for ITN, even if that state has 91 million people. Also, the actual election hasn't taken place yet- if we were to post the election, it would be after the election has happened, and the results announced. Although we only post for nationwide elections. Joseph2302 (talk) 17:24, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
        • WP:SNOW oppose Announcement of a candidacy for a local election? Yeah, this isn't getting posted. Mlb96 (talk) 17:29, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
        The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

March 3

Armed conflicts and attacks

Businesses and economy

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Health and environment

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RD: Benedict J. Fernandez

Article: Benedict J. Fernandez (talk · history · tag)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): The New York Times
Credits:

Article updated

Recent deaths of any person, animal or organism with their own Wikipedia article are always presumed to be important enough to post (see this RFC and further discussion). Comments should focus on whether the quality of the article meets WP:ITNRD.

Nominator's comments: Only announced and reported today (March 3). —Bloom6132 (talk) 15:55, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

(Posted) RD: Joe Altobelli

Article: Joe Altobelli (talk · history · tag)
Recent deaths nomination (Post)
News source(s): D&C
Credits:

Recent deaths of any person, animal or organism with their own Wikipedia article are always presumed to be important enough to post (see this RFC and further discussion). Comments should focus on whether the quality of the article meets WP:ITNRD.

 – Muboshgu (talk) 16:45, 3 March 2021 (UTC)