Podcast Episode 021: How to Right a Wrong: Women Do News on Wikipedia

Episode Summary:

In this episode, Gloria welcomes to the show reporter and founding editor of Global Nation, Angilee Shah, and journalist and entrepreneur, Emily Gertz. Angilee and Emily discuss the 50 Women Can Change the World in Journalism initiative, as well as the Women Do News campaign. Both are aimed at raising the visibility of women journalists and shining a light on the great work women do. Gloria provides three helpful tips that listeners can take away from this episode as well as ways for women (and men) to get involved in these initiatives. 

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Books Mentioned

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No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power, by Gloria Feldt

Social Links




Angilee Shah’s website


Emily Gertz’s Website

Quotes / Tweetables

“When you search in Google for somebody’s name, that little box that comes up if they’re a notable person comes from Wikipedia. And so, we want that information to be good. We want it to reflect the seriousness and the importance of the work that women journalists do.”

— Angilee Shah

“One of the things I learned over the course of discussing this idea with other women in the cohort was that in some places this [Wikipedia] is one of the maybe two, three, or four websites that people can access.”

— Emily Gertz

“The issue in Wikipedia is that only about eighteen percent of the biographical information overall on the site is about women.”

— Emily Gertz

“I’m hoping that part of the effect of this Edit-a-thon is going to be creating more of an atmosphere that, as people understand women contribute to journalism and do important work as journalists, it will hopefully help move the needle a little bit in creating a safer world, a safer working situation for women journalists as well.”

— Emily Gertz

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