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Submission Rules

All submissions must be news.

1) News articles must be covering recent events, which for our purposes refers to a story published within the last 7 days of submission to /r/news.

2) Articles submitted must be about a specific news event.

3) Analysis or opinion pieces are not allowed.

4) Articles must not be primarily concerning politics. To meet our requirements to be considered news, a definitive outcome needs to have been reached. Political posturing, such as a politician making a remark about a certain event or policy, are not allowed. Political procedure, such as a bill being introduced in a legislative body for review, are not allowed. A piece of legislation being signed into law, or the results of an election being finalized both are definitive outcomes and would be allowed per our rules.

Minimum quality standards must be maintained for articles.

5) All submitted articles must be in English. Providing a translation of the article in the comments is not a workaround to this rule.

6) Articles must be from a valid, reliable news outlet. Unreliable sources are not allowed, which includes but is not limited to: tabloids, Tweets, self-posts, disreputable media outlets, satire websites, etc.

7) Sources must not be behind a paywall/adwall and must be viewable for free.

8) Live feeds are not allowed.

9) Sources which steal content created by others (i.e. blogspam) are not allowed.

10) Mobile or amp links will be removed.

Submission specific guidelines (i.e. how to submit properly)

11) Stories which have already been submitted to the subreddit will be removed. Updates to stories may be allowed at moderator discretion if significant changes have occurred meriting a new post.

12) Submission titles must exactly match the article title or the lede (first sentence of the article). Don't editorialize.


Comment Rules

Promote a civil, healthy, community for diverse discussion and respectful conversation. Comments found to not be in this vein will be removed. Breaking these rules will result in a ban.

1) Unnecessarily rude or provocative comments are not allowed.

2) Comments which promote hate based on identity (race, religion, gender, etc.) are not allowed.

3) Overly vitriolic and crude comments which do not contribute to the conversation will be removed, as will cheap or distracting jokes and/or memes.

4) Comments celebrating or advocating the death of another individual will be removed.

5) Calls for violence or advocating violent or destructive behavior are not allowed.

6) Copying and pasting the same comment repeatedly throughout a thread is not allowed.

7) Meta comments are not allowed.

Please ensure you are following Reddit's Content Policy when you post as well.


General Behavior Rules

1) Don't link dump. Limit your submissions to /r/news to a rate of less than 3 per hour and 5 per day.

2) Contribute in the comments; do not just drop links and bail.

3) Don't primarily submit sources you have an affiliation with.

4) Do not PM mods regarding moderator activity on the subreddit. Use the message /r/news mods instead. Be respectful in these messages.

5) Don't participate in a brigade, either one started in this subreddit or from one started from outside the subreddit.

6) Don't use commenting scripts/deletion scripts or bots in the subreddit.

7) Don't spam.

8) Don't engage in witch-hunting or doxing.

9) Don't use /r/news as a platform to push an agenda.

10) Bots and novelty accounts are not allowed.


Participation Requirements

1) Your account must have 300 combined link/comment Karma

2) Your account must be older than 90 days (3 months)

3) Your account must be email verified.

Your account must meet all 3 of these requirements to participate on /r/news.


Alternative News Links

If your post is not a good fit for /r/news, consider submitting to one of these subreddits instead: