Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/Newsroom/Special desk

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Special desk

In addition to publishing weekly sections like News and notes and the WikiProject report the Signpost also occasionally publishes "special reports" covering topics, ranging from project history to statistical reports, in greater depth than allowed in the weekly sectionals. This desk aims to be a space where we can corroborate such reports and maintain a list of such publications.

How it works[edit]

The Signpost maintains three desks for special articles. The other two are the opinion desk, which covers opinion editorials and personal essays; and the review desk, which covers book reviews. In-depth articles outside of the purview of these desks are sent here instead; as a matter of course this means that most irregular contributions from community editors are published either as op-eds or as special reports.

The special desk acts as a holding pen and proposal space for special submissions, to give feedback and try to find ways to improve and polish them and to collect sets of related pieces. The publication of special articles is at the ultimate discretion of the Signpost‍ '​s editors-in-chief, Go Phightins! and Gamaliel. Do you have a proposal for a special report you'd like to write and publish? If so please read and understand the submission guidelines below, then create a new submission in the submissions column below explaining the content of your writing and the reason you think it is topical or should be pursued.

If you are ready to submit a proposal simply list your submission below; items here are automatically transclused to the Signpost hub, the Newsroom, and so no further action on your part is required until you get a response from the editors.

If you are ready to submit a proposal you can use the proposal button below to do so.

Create new special report proposal

If you are ready to start writing you can use the draft button below to do so. The Signpost uses a house style: to learn how to take advantage of it see our style walkthrough.

Submission guidelines[edit]

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. Generally speaking special reports are less factional than op-eds are, so are not subject to quite as much approval.

Submissions below are automatically listed for review in our Newsroom. Further instructions are available upon editing the page.


Previous publications[edit]

Note: The following list is automatically generated using {{Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/Templates/Article list}}. It is incomplete because special report names are not fully standardized. A manually assembled list (to be deprecated in the future) can be found here.

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