Category Archives: Consumer Reports

Conflict of interest and expertise

How can we best engage experts in the project of building and improving Wikipedia? This question has guided my work, and that of Wiki Strategies, for many years. When the Wikimedia Foundation hired me in 2009, it was to take on that … Continue reading

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Consumer Reports on the value of a Wikipedian in Residence

Last year, Wiki Strategies helped the respected non-profit Consumer Reports (CR) explore working with Wikipedia to advance the shared goal of providing factual, verifiable information to the public. As a result, CR launched a “Wikipedian in Residence” program in conjunction … Continue reading

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Wikipedians specializing in medicine, featured on BBC News Magazine

Today, BBC News Magazine featured 12 Wikipedians, interviewed at the Wikimania 2012 conference, on the front page of its U.S. & Canada web site. Lane Rasberry, a Wikipedian I worked to bring to Consumer Reports, is among them: Dr. James … Continue reading

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Consumer Reports to support Wikipedia article improvement

A Wikipedian in Residence, in a six month engagement at the offices of Consumer Reports magazine, will guide collaboration between experts on consumer issues, experts in medical science, and experts in Wikipedia publishing. Using a model and practices established by … Continue reading

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Two Wikipedian in Residence positions expand the field

I’m delighted to announce two new listings for Wikipedians in Residence, on both coasts of the U.S. Both offer experienced Wikipedians the opportunity to help respected non-profit organizations update their practices to incorporate the improvement of Wikipedia content, and to … Continue reading

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