KCRW’s program Press Play covered the issue of Wikipedia & gender bias on the same day that we discussed it in class! What are the chances?
According to the report, people have begun to address some of Wikipedia’s issues by hosting “edit-a-thons”. At an edit-a-thon, a group of volunteers comes together to collaborate and edit Wikipedia. The volunteers usually all work on creating or editing pages based upon a specific topic, for example “Women in Art.” One of the women interviewed in the KCRW piece mentions that it takes about 6-8 hours to create a well-researched article. That’s some hardcore volunteer dedication!