Women Do News volunteers gathered in New York City to research, write, edit, and publish Wikipedia entries for prominent women journalists who did not have profiles. They gathered at the Luminary to build comradery and learn from each other to build momentum for Women Do News.

What We Do:

The lack of women journalists on Wikipedia is sometimes shocking. Among entries the Women Do News network has added so far are women who are pioneers for Asian Americans (like Lori Matsukawa), who covered high-profile trials for 50 years (like Linda Deutsch), and who were the first women editors in their newsrooms (like Betsy Wade). They have won Emmys and Murrows (like Tonya Mosley) and Pulitzers (like Lisa Song) — but unlike men with similar credentials, they couldn’t get that coveted prize of a Wikipedia page! That’s where we come in as volunteers and trainers and organizers.

  • We write and edit entries to add to Wikipedia.
  • We identify women who deserve more recognition and work to get citations to build their profiles so they can get well-documented entries on Wikipedia; here is a way for you to add suggestions.
  • We hold Edit-a-Thons and workshops to build the roster, edit entries and teach others how to do this.

Join the movement

Sign up to tell us who you think needs to be recognized on Wikipedia. We’ll send you the form to make a nomination and also introduce you to women who do news once a week.