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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

Wikipedia has 1.5 million biographies in English. Only 17 percent are about women.
The Lily, December 14, 2017

Wikidata, a rapidly growing global hub, turns five
Wikimedia Foundation, October 30, 2017

It’s Time These Ancient Women Scientists Get Their Due
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2017, October 2017

The Cost of Being a Prominent Woman on Wikipedia – and Online
Community Signal, September 25, 2017

Wikimedia Foundation awards grant to WVU Libraries
WVU Today, September 19, 2017

Rewriting the History of Women in Science
Scientific American, September 2017

Improving gender balance on Wikipedia
Royal Society of Chemistry, August 21, 2017

Women Who Are Changing the Tech World
West Virginia University Magazine, August 15, 2017

Utopia: In Search of the Dream
BBC Four, August 9, 2017

WMC episode 213: interview with Emily Temple-Wood
Women's Media Center Live with Robin Morgan, June 18, 2017

Mind the Gap: Highlighting Women's Representation on Wikipedia
DemocracyWorks, June 8, 2017

Creating A Model for Helping Women Thrive in Wikipedia
Women's Media Center, June 2, 2017

Women in Red's impact on Wikipedia's gender gap
Wikimedia Foundation, May 2, 2017

Women Scientists in Blue During the Year of Science
Wiki Education Foundation, April 20, 2017

Rosie Stephenson-Goodnight, Visiting Scholar at Northeastern University
Wiki Education Foundation, April 12, 2017

Wikipedia Congressional Committees Edit-a-thon Event Recap
Library of Congress, April 11, 2017

Committee page edit-a-thon
Roll Call, April 10, 2017

Library of Congress, National Archives Host Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
Congressional Data Coalition, April 10, 2017

National Archives and the Law Library of Congress Edit-a-thon on Congressional committees and hearings
Congress in the Archives, April 5, 2017

Congressional Committees and Hearings Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Library of Congress, March 20, 2017

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon brings local artists & organizations together for Women’s History Month
Zackquill: One Morgantown, March 17, 2017

A D.C. Museum Tries to Make Wikipedia Less Sexist
Washington City Paper, March 15, 2017

Art + Feminism edit-a-thon celebrates Women’s History Month
WVU Today, March 13, 2017

DC Wikipedia edit-a-thon a chance to shine light on women in the arts
WTOP, March 7, 2017

How a feminist stood up to trolls and measurably changed Wikipedia’s coverage of women scientists
Wikimedia Foundation, March 17, 2017

The Troll Taunter: A young Wikipedia editor withstood a decade of online abuse. Now she’s fighting back — on Wikipedia itself.
Backchannel, February 6, 2017

Viewpoint: How I tackle Wiki gender gap one article at a time
BBC News, December 7, 2016

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Press releases

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
Wikimedia DC Announces New Institutional Partnerships Manager
MAY 3, 2017: Wikimedia District of Columbia (WMDC) is pleased to announce the hiring of our first employee. Ariel Cetrone has joined WMDC as our Institutional Partnerships Manager, where she will plan and facilitate events with our many institutional partners, including cultural, academic, and professional organizations. Read more »
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