Wikinotizie:Bar/Cross-Wikinews interview collaboration
Cross-Wikinews interview collaboration
Hello! My name is Mike Halterman, and I've been doing interviews on the English Wikinews for over a year now. I got a good idea to do some cross-wiki collaboration on an event that I have always liked, and I first shared my thoughts over on the German Wikinews, so I figured I would let you all know about it as well.
Whether it's your cup of tea or not, this is the time of year that most of the countries in Europe are choosing songs for the Eurovision Song Contest, which will be held this May in Moscow. I would love to work with some of you and get some exclusive interviews with past performers and ask about their experiences, their music careers, and also what they think about the Contest today, as it has changed significantly in the past decades.
The cross-wiki idea comes in with translations. Many Wikinews projects have translated some interviews from the English Wikinews on a couple of occasions, and one of the last interviews that I was involved in got translated to Spanish due to there being a common interest there. With something like this, I would like for these exclusives to be on many Wikinews language editions, and not just with people interviewing in English, but also in Italian, or German, or in Swedish, or in Spanish, and sharing each interview with one another.
So, my question to you all is, do you like such an idea? Would anyone be interested in talking to people to interview? Who would like to translate interviews from English should those occur? Who would be a good interview find who has participated in Eurovision from Italy? (My personal favorite is Gigliola Cinquetti.) I'm very excited about this opportunity, so please let me know what you think. Thank you! :) Mike Halterman (talk) 00:06, 4 gen 2009 (CET)