From the editor
Reviewers and reporters wanted
Newsworthy project happenings and books relevant to the community continue to flow by at a faster rate than the Signpost can keep up with. If you have an interest in writing for the Signpost, contact an active contributor or jump right in.
On the books front, a variety of recently published works deal directly or indirectly with Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. One upcoming book in particular should be a priority for timely review: Joseph Reagle's Good Faith Collaboration: The Culture of Wikipedia, due out in September. A prospective reviewer—preferably with a social sciences or humanities background—should be prepared to commit to completing the review by September, assuming review copies go out far enough ahead of time. Suggestions for other books to review can be added to the review desk, which also has a list of earlier suggestions that have not yet been reviewed.
Several Signpost beats have been understaffed or unstaffed lately, particularly the discussion report and the technology report. The discussion report has only been part of the Signpost for short bursts, and requires much of its writers, but when done well it is also a very useful way to keep the community informed about important discussions. Especially given the pending deployment of usability updates and flagged revisions, regular technology reports are also a great service to Signpost readers. And as always, more help is welcome and appreciated for "In the news", "News and notes", and other regular features.