I do not think that WMF funding would be the best solution for the Signpost, as it would raise questions about their journalism independence and integrity. There are many other options to explore, though, like grants from Knight Foundation <https://knightfoundation.org/programs/journalism> and MacArthur Foundation <https://www.macfound.org/info-grantseekers/grantmaking-guidelines/media-grant-guidelines/> if we are really going to go with paid contributor as Pine suggested.
But I would also suggest the option to integrate Signpost with its sister publications in other Wikipedia edition, such as Der Kurier in German Wikipedia and Correio da Wikipédia in Portuguese Wikipedia. I think it would be beneficial to integrate all community news publication that currently exists, but also retains its multilingual edition. Salam, Ramzy. *Ramzy Muliawan* Reporter, LN North Star <http://northstaronline.org/staff/?writer=Ramzy%20Muliawan> Editor and administrator, id.wp - min.wp - meta.wiki <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Muhraz> Blog <http://ramzym.blogspot.com/> / Medium <https://medium.com/@ramzym> / Twitter <https://twitter.com/ramzymuliawan> / Public PGP Key <https://keybase.io/ramzy/key.asc> On Mon, May 8, 2017 at 2:28 AM, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote: > A distinction that I see between funding the WMF blog from funding the > *Signpost > *is that the former is WMF corporate communications and the latter is > community journalism. It would be difficult to maintain journalistic > integrity and independence at the *Signpost *if its staff feel like their > paychecks (which would probably be similar to what part-time reporters make > at US college newspapers) are in any way dependent on pleasing WMF. (I'm > not saying that the *Signpost *should go out of its way to be critical, but > it should be as independent as realistically possible.) > > Pine > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > wiki/Wikimedia-l > New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>