Every story that appears at this site should be....
To achieve this here are simple instructions that writers
need to follow:
1- Even though the idea for a story may be
something published or broadcast elsewhere, before it is featured in these
pages, a writer should have reconfirmed a story by either a personal
visit, contact or sound research. Frequently, a lead to a story may turn
out to be fake, obsolete or hyped up. Only verification will ensure
that what seemed an inspiring story, is indeed so.
2-It is an aim of GoodNewsIndia that it serves as
a bridge between a visitor to a page and the object of the story. He may
wish to follow-up on the story or even help a good effort that he
appreciates. For such a visitor, the writer of a story must provide
contact details for the subject covered. This may be one or more or all of
a- eMail address
b- telephone number
c- postal address
3- Nothing completes a story on the web as an
image that goes with it. An image need not be a professional photograph.
It can be a photo taken with a snapshot camera. These can often be
enhanced for the web.
Also a visual need not only be a specially taken
photograph. It can be any or some of the following:
a- a photo, the subject is willing to lend
b- an illustration or drawing
c- a press clipping, a letter-head, a letter, a calling
card, an invitation, a greeting and anything similar from the
subject's collection, that will sharpen the story
It is up to the imagination of the writer to create the
right mood for a story.
In every case please send only scanned images as
attachments to an email. It is difficult to ensure the safe-return of
photos or documents that a subject may value. It is best the writer gets
the visuals scanned and returns the originals to the source.
So what qualifies as a GoodNewsIndia story is
simply defined: Make every story authentic, usable and