This was the fifth year for the Signpost, which passed 250 issues. New features or revived features included the Discussion report, book reviews and author interviews, opinion and literary pieces, and a new and improved newsroom that makes it easier to collaborate on stories. The Signpost interface was also updated by Pretzels, and the archives were made more easily browsable and searchable.
Do you have what it takes to be the reporter your fellow Wikimedians rely on? The Signpost is looking for new talent! Phoebe, Pretzels, myself and others have tried over the past year to make it easier to contribute to the Signpost, to make it less dependent on any particular editor—in a volunteer projects such as this, people take on new tasks and leave old ones behind with little tying them down. Even so, I feel very fortunate that I've had the chance to work with so many dedicated and talented regulars over the past year. A bevy of writers this year raised the bar for regular Signpost features, including some new ones. But as writers move on or shift focus, we need enthusiastic new writers in order to deliver the rich and diverse set of weekly articles readers have come to expect.
We are looking for someone to cover the Arbitration report, one or more new contributors to the Discussion report, someone to take up the Technology report, and one or several people to revive the WikiProject report, someone to head up In the news, and of course (as always) more help with News and notes, long the cornerstone of the Signpost. There are also opportunities for one-off features: interviews, book reviews, opinion pieces, reports on other Wikimedia projects, or something else entirely.
Come on in to the newsroom and see if anything suits your fancy!