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Recent press coverage

Making space for female scientists' voices online, in the media and in person
DW News, June 19, 2019

Women Buried In The Footnotes Of Scientific Discovery
The Colin McEnroe Show, April 9, 2019

Closing Wikipedia’s Gender Gap: An interview with Wikipedia editor Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight
OneZero, March 27, 2019

Why Brilliant Women in History Are Denied Their Own Wikipedia Pages
Slate, March 26, 2019

Righting The Record On Women Artists Through Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon, March 22, 2019

#HerNaturalHistory: Open Data, BHL, and Wiki Projects
Biodiversity Heritage Library, March 18, 2019

Open Access Advocates See End Of US Copyright Term Extension Act As Win For Commons
Intellectual Property Watch, January 25, 2019

Wikipedia Day — Celebrating Wikipedians across the globe
Digital Science, January 15, 2019

Five ways academics can contribute to Wikipedia
Wikimedia Foundation blog, November 13, 2018

West Virginia Wonder Women Class of 2018: Kelly Doyle – The Wikipedia Wizard
WV Living, Fall 2018

Wikimedia Foundation releases gender equity report
Wikimedia Foundation, September 21, 2018

These women are editing thousands of Wikipedia articles in a quest for gender parity
2 Girls 1 Podcast, August 20, 2018

Why we’re editing women scientists onto Wikipedia
Nature, August 14, 2018

Physicist highlighting female scientists, one Wikipedia entry at a time
New York Post, August 8, 2018

The rise of Wikidata as a linked data source
Hanging Together: The OCLC Research Blog, August 6, 2018

Some Colleges Cautiously Embrace Wikipedia
The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 19, 2018

If women don’t help write history, they might be written out of it
Now This, June 4, 2018

Dačić awardes the highest diplomatic recognitions [in Serbian]
Blic, May 29, 2018

Women fighting for equality on Wikipedia
BBC News, March 28, 2018

How one prolific Wikipedian is giving voice to pre-20th century women’s stories
Wiki Education Foundation, March 28, 2018

Wikipedia's forgotten women: inside the editing marathon to fix imbalance
The Guardian, March 15, 2018

Archival Activism: the Editors fighting Wikipedia’s Sexism Problem
The Wireless, February 13, 2018

Building Collaboration between Wikipedia and West Virginia University Libraries
Digital Library Federation, February 5, 2018

Presenting the winners of the U.S. Wiki Science Competition
Wiki Education Foundation, January 26, 2018

Kusturica and Dacic open a UN exhibition on Jasenovac [in Serbian]
Maxportal, January 23, 2018

Inside the Fight to Change Wikipedia's Gender Problem
Inverse, January 8, 2018

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Press releases and statements

Wikimedia DC Statement on Terms of Use Enforcement
JUNE 30, 2019: Wikimedia District of Columbia is deeply concerned by recent events that have occurred on the English Wikipedia, including community controversy regarding a ban imposed by the Wikimedia Foundation. Protecting editors from harassment is crucial to the continued success of the Wikimedia movement. Read more »
Knight Prototype Fund support for the Wiki Art Depiction Explorer project
JULY 19, 2018: Wikimedia District of Columbia is proud to be the recipient of $50,000 in support from the Knight Prototype Fund, an initiative of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Wikimedia DC will collaborate with the Smithsonian Institution on a project called the "Wiki Art Depiction Explorer", an effort to create an interface for museum visitors and other art enthusiasts to crowdsource metadata about visual depictions in museum artworks. Read more »
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