Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/Newsroom/Special desk
In addition to publishing weekly sections like News and notes and WikiProject reports, the Signpost also communicates occasional "special reports", in-depth covers on developing stories, histories of projects, statistical reports, and other, similar, special pieces. This desk aims to be a space where we can corroborate such reports.
How it works
The Signpost has several desks for special articles: an interviews desk for interviews with other editors and prominent project contributors, and opinion desk for individual and group op eds, and a review desk for book reviews. The many articles that fall outside of the purview of these desks are sent here instead.
Please comment on submissions below: share ideas about how to improve pieces that catch your interest, make suggestions as to whether a given piece is ready for publication, or pitch ideas for future pieces.
Note that submissions should be kept relatively neutral. We ask that comments be kept constructive; if you are unclear on any of the process or have questions related thereto, feel free to use the talkpage.
This is a new desk, and as such previously unrelated special reports are difficult to list completely. Here is a complete listing going back to December 2010:
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2010-08-09/Admin stats - "RfA drought worsens in 2010—wikigeneration gulf emerging" by WereSpielChequers
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2010-12-06/GLAM-WIKI London - "British Museum hosts two days of talks between Wikimedia and the cultural sector"
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2010-12-13/Rencontres Wikimédia - "Wikimedia and the cultural sector: two days of talks in Paris."
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2010-12-20/Image donation - "Christmas gift to Commons from the State Library of Queensland"
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2010-12-27/Ambassadors - "Wikipedia Ambassador Program growing, adjusting"
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2011-01-03/2010 in review - "Review of the year"
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2011-01-24/WikiXDC - "Wikipedians celebrate anniversary with US National Archives in Washington, D.C."
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2011-01-31/The Science Hall of Fame - "Building a pantheon of scientists from Wikipedia and Google Books"
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2011-02-07/Gender gap - "Widespread discussions about the low participation of women in Wikipedia"
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2011-02-21/Versailles - "Six-month residence in the Palace of Versailles for a Wikimedian"
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2011-06-06/Board elections - "Time to vote"
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2011-07-11/Higher education summit - "Wikipedia in Higher Education Summit recap"
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2011-08-08/Wikimania - "Seventh annual Wikimedia conference concluded in Haifa, Israel"
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2011-08-15/Women and Wikipedia - "New research, WikiChix"
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2011-09-19/Popular pages - "Article stats for the English Wikipedia in the last year"
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2011-11-07/Special report - "A post-mortem on the Indian Education Program pilot"
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2012-01-09/Technological roadmap - "2011's technological achievements in review, and what 2012 may hold"
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2012-01-16/Special report - "English Wikipedia to go dark on January 18"
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2012-02-13/In focus - "Skirmishes in the 'great sectarian war of the Internet'"
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2012-02-20/Special report - "The plight of the new page patrollers"
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2012-03-12/Arbitration analysis - "A look at new arbitrators"
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2012-04-02/Arbitration analysis - "Case review: TimidGuy ban appeal"
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2012-04-16/Arbitration analysis - "Inside the Arbitration Committee Mailing List"
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2012-04-23/Investigative report - "Spin doctors spin Jimmy's "bright line""
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2012-05-14/Special report - "Wikimedia and the "seismic shift" towards open-access research publication"
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2012-06-04/Special report - "WikiWomenCamp: From women, for women"
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2012-06-11/Special report - "Springer's misappropriation of Wikimedia content 'the tip of the iceberg'"
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2012-06-18/Investigative report - "Is the requests for adminship process 'broken'?"
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2012-07-09/Special report - "Reforming the education programs: lessons from Cairo"
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2012-07-16/Wikimania - "Young chapter shows experience beyond its years"
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2012-07-16/Special report - "Chapters Association mired in controversy over new chair"
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2012-09-10/Special report - "Two Wikipedians may face jury trial"
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2012-10-22/Special report - "Adminship from the German perspective"
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2013-01-14/Investigative report - "Ship ahoy! New travel site finally afloat"
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2013-02-04/Special report - "Examining the popularity of Wikipedia articles: catalysts, trends, and applications"