Wikipedia:In the news/Recurring items

This page is a supplement to the existing criteria for the In the news (ITN) section on the Main Page. There is frequent discussion about the recurring events on ITN – this guideline is an attempt to standardize which get included.

Scheduled sporting events and other recurring items are different from other ITN candidates because editors can foresee them and prepare for their inclusion. There is no reason not to have a pre-existing list of approved events. Such a list also assists editors in ensuring a reasonably balanced coverage (of for example, different sports) over time.

Items which are listed on this page are considered to have already satisfied the 'importance' criterion for inclusion on ITN, every time they occur. However, the relevant article(s) will still have to be updated appropriately and proposed on the candidates page before being posted. Listing here is not an automatic guarantee that an item will be posted.

This page does not pre-empt other ITN criteria regarding inclusion. Unusual and particularly important events not listed here may also be included.

Awards

Unless otherwise noted, the winner of the prize is normally the target article.

Nobel Prizes

Expected stories per year: 6 (over a period of 6 successive weekdays)

Human rights

Expected stories per year: 1

Mathematics

Expected stories per year: 1 or 2

Computing

Expected stories per year: 1

Arts

Architecture

Expected stories per year: 1

Film

Expected stories per year: 7

Literature

Expected stories per year: 3 in even years, 4 in odd years (not including Nobel Prize in Literature, listed above)

Music

Expected stories per year: 2

Television

Expected stories per year: 1

Theatre

Expected stories per year: 2