Tag Archives: media

Wikipedia Weekly podcast

I had the pleasure of participating in Day 2 of the Wikipedia Weekly podcast last week during the Wikimania conference, along with Lori Byrd Phillips, and hosts Andrew Lih and James Forrester. We discussed the GLAM Night Out party, working with … Continue reading

Posted in navel gazing, wiki | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Consumer Reports, journalism, navel gazing, wiki, Wikipedian in Residence | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Interviewed in the Wikipedia Signpost

This week, I was interviewed for the Wikipedia Signpost: Does Wikipedia Pay? The Consultant: Pete Forsyth Some of my comments: It’s not only possible, but vitally important to the future of Wikipedia that engaged, experienced, and mission-driven Wikipedians develop consulting skills. … Continue reading

Posted in navel gazing, wiki | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Wikipedia traffic thrives on news events

On April 5, the popular news site Tech Crunch ran a story about a lawsuit involving Boundless Learning, a Boston-based maker of open educational resources (OER). I’ll let you go straight to the source for that important story; but here, … Continue reading

Posted in wiki | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Consumer Reports, core, journalism, wiki, Wikipedia, Wikipedian in Residence | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

Wikipedia: tying it all together

These days, few would disagree that Wikipedia is a useful resource. But what does the site do best? What can be accomplished with Wikipedia that we don’t see in other publications, that makes a tangible difference in the world we … Continue reading

Posted in journalism, Oregon, wiki, Wikipedia, Wikipedia and education | Tagged , , , , | 9 Comments