Fighting Erasure: Adding Female Journalists into Wikipedia

  • Friday, Jun 25 – 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM ET (13:30 – 14:15 UTC)
  • #ONA21
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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.

Join this essential conversation and learn how to begin the work of attenuating “symbolic annihilation” by reintroducing the work of notable, formerly excluded journalists to Wikipedia.

This session is designed for:

  • Journalists and researchers who require a complete, unbiased digital historic record
  • People who would like the tools and knowledge to better contribute to Wikipedia
  • Anyone interested in helping create an online presence for historically excluded journalists


Jareen Imam
Director of Social Newsgathering, NBC News Website

Anusha Alikhan
Senior Director of Communications, The Wikimedia Foundation

Sandister Tei
Community Relations Specialist, Wikimedia Foundation

Andrew Lih
Wikimedia strategist, WikiStudio