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
1. Decide which country or category your news is relevant
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
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 to 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
material meets the criteria of being newsworthy over and above commercial
interest, it may be published.
You are required to fill in the tags field before filing your article.
Tags are simply keywords. They can be a person's name, a place
name, or a keyword from the topic of the article. Separate each
with a comma and a space.
When a tag is clicked
the system will automatically list all other articles with an identical tag,
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 AT ALL!
News sent to the system
can be published immediately; or you can
• set a specific date and
your article will be automatically published, or
• you can publish
it as a draft or unapproved article, which will notify an editor
your material requires editorial attention.
Registered users may on request gain wider editing rights once they
have been fully approved as
BECOME AN EDITOR
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 site administrator.
The publishing 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
and is accessed through
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.
please use the short story
as an introduction and place the full article in the long
This is the news publishing page.
In addition to individual categories and topics, there are
groups, for instance 'African States' and 'South Americas'. Selecting
will publish your item to all countries in the group. Selecting
'International' will publish the item on every news page. If you
are uncertain as to which category to file to, publish your item
as Draft (unapproved) and it will be placed by an editor, who will
also provide advise.
You are advised to study and become familiar with the list of categories.
The WYSIWYG CKeditor has full text and file handling capability.
The window can be resized by dragging the arrow.
Page alias has been disabled
for users and can only be accessed by admin.
Tags are keywords to the
content linking similar items in search results.
Here you can set a specific date/time
for publication and the system will publish it automatically then,
or publish as Draft for editorial attention.
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
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!
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