Women Do News sponsored its first edit-a-thon in 2019 in New York City with support from Take The Lead. Since then, we have trained writers and editors through coaching and events, partnering with allies at universities and journalism organizations.

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Upcoming

September 22nd, 2021
  • Hacks/Hackers LDN WDN

    September 22nd, 2021  12:00 PM PDT - 1:00 PM PDT
    This event is virtual. Register at the link below.

    'Increasing equality of women journalists on Wikipedia'
    Biographies of female and non-binary journalists are underrepresented on Wikipedia, which can lead to issues related to safety, credibility, and recognition. Women Do News, an organization dedicated to elevating the voices and profiles of female journalists online, wants to change that issue. Jareen Imam will present.

    Register here.

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October 6th, 2021
  • Women Do News Board call

    October 6th, 2021  9:00 AM PDT - 10:00 AM PDT
    Via Zoom, check your email for the link

    If you cannot join via video, or if you'd like to join from your phone, please download and use the Zoom app.

    Board members, find the agenda in our shared To-Doist and message Angilee in Slack to adjust. Want to join the board? Message Ariam in Slack!

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November 3rd, 2021
  • Women Do News Board call

    November 3rd, 2021  9:00 AM PDT - 10:00 AM PDT
    Via Zoom, check your email for the link

    If you cannot join via video, or if you'd like to join from your phone, please download and use the Zoom app.

    Board members, find the agenda in our shared To-Doist and message Angilee in Slack to adjust. Want to join the board? Message Ariam in Slack!

    See this event on our Google calendar.

December 1st, 2021
  • Women Do News Board call

    December 1st, 2021  9:00 AM PST - 10:00 AM PST
    Via Zoom, check your email for the link

    If you cannot join via video, or if you'd like to join from your phone, please download and use the Zoom app.

    Board members, find the agenda in our shared To-Doist and message Angilee in Slack to adjust. Want to join the board? Message Ariam in Slack!

    See this event on our Google calendar.

Past events

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Take the Lead

Edit-a-thon: Seeking parity through Wikipedia representation

Volunteers with Women Do News collaborate on creating Wikipedia entries for women journalists during an edit-a-thon in New York City at the Luminary in 2020.


AAJA & the Wikimedia Foundation

“Taking back the narrative: Changing how Asian Americans are represented in the news, on Wikipedia, and beyond”

From the Wikimedia Foundation, May 5, 2021:

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) and the Wikimedia Foundation co-hosted the virtual event, “Taking back the narrative: Changing how Asian Americans are represented in the news, on Wikipedia, and beyond”.

This past year we saw a rise in acts of violence and xenophobia perpetrated against people of Asian descent, further exasperating biases and a lack of representation of AAPI voices in the media and across the web. Speakers discussed how Wikipedia and journalists can act as partners to increase the representation of AAPI voices in the news media and online landscape, address biases, and encourage everyone to get involved in amending these critical gaps.

From the event:

Check out the Twitter thread with live quotes from the event.

 The recording is available on the Wikimedia Foundation YouTube channel. 


ONA21

Fighting Erasure: Adding Female Journalists into Wikipedia

Historical exclusion and systemic bias in media has erased and omitted female and nonbinary journalists from the digital record, particularly those who are also racial and ethnic minorities.

This essential conversation for journalists, Wikipedia contributors, and allies to historically excluded journalists offered an opportunity to learn how to begin the work of attenuating “symbolic annihilation” by reintroducing the work of notable, formerly excluded journalists to Wikipedia.