[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Wikimedia ED Sue Gardner named to Global Voices Board of Directors (MZMcBride)

Philippe Beaudette philippe at wikimedia.org
Thu Jan 17 20:20:24 UTC 2013

In addition, I'm not sure that link makes the point you wish to make,
James.  For instance, you note that it has NO supporting signups?


Philippe Beaudette
Director, Community Advocacy
Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.

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philippe at wikimedia.org

On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 11:34 AM, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Jan 17, 2013 7:11 PM, "James Salsman" <jsalsman at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > So I trust this bodes well for the (originally 2008) proposal to fund
> > Wikinews reporters which has surfaced from the community in various
> > forms through the years -- e.g.
> >
> http://strategy.wikimedia.org/wiki/Proposal:Reporter_Reimbursement_Program
> > -- but has never received the merest hint of support from the
> > Foundation.
> >
> > Now that will certainly change. Right?
> I don't see why you would assume that... So Sue supports Global Voices, why
> would that mean the foundation will now fund travel for Wikinewsies?
> That said, there are lots of chapter microgrants programs and now a
> foundation individual grants program that could be used for this sort of
> thing. I thought they point of citizen journalism was to make use of people
> that are already there, though...
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