Invoking the ghosts of now-defunct intermicronational news cooperatives, such as the Micronational Press Council (MicroWiki) and the Intermicronational Federation of News Agencies (Micras), the Micronationals Wikia community has founded its first news union.
The Tranmania Newspaper Union, named for the capital city of Doland, the micronation in which it was founded on February 16, currently brings together three newspapers – the Tranmania Herald, the Brandholmer, and Æpdos.
According to the Union’s founder, Doland President Eoghan, the organization’s primary goals will be to maintain a consistent editorial quality across all members and to establish and enforce rules concerning policies such as privacy and copyrights. As of press time, the first “Order of Quality” adopted by the Union is to require all participating agencies to have a website (as opposed to just a Wikia-presence).
The organization will also seek to promote activity throughout the micronational news community and a level of interdependence between papers.