Well, before we talk about funding the Signpost through the WMF or through a non-WMF source, lets ask if that is what the folks who actually work on the Signpost would like? There's a pretty big assumption here that the writers there would like to be paid in the manner of a college newspaper, with all the responsibility that goes with that.
It seems to me that the Signpost has a lot of problems, but they're not the sort of problems easily fixed by throwing money at them. Cheers, Craig On 8 May 2017 at 16:28, 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: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > 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: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>