Submissions:2017/How good communication can help you talk to reporters, rule the world, and do other cool stuff: An introductory guide to public relations

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Title
How good communication can help you talk to reporters, rule the world, and do other cool stuff: An introductory guide to public relations
Theme (optional)
Type of submission

Workshop

Author
Samantha Lien; Gregory Varnum
E-mail address

slien@wikimedia.org; gvarnum@wikimedia.org

Username
SLien (WMF), GVarnum-WMF
Affiliation
Wikimedia Foundation
Abstract

Have you ever had someone ask you how Wikipedia works, or why they cannot add an article about themselves? Have you ever wanted to tell the public about a project or invite people to join? Have you tried to summarize the Wikimedia movement in 20 words or less?

Communicating the Wikimedia movement can be hard, but it can also be AWESOME. We are here to talk about some practical ways to talk about Wikipedia, the Wikimedia projects, and the movement with journalists, the public, new volunteers, and anyone else who might be new (or even not so new!) to the movement.

We will go over what kinds of things you can achieve with good communications and messaging, some practices that have worked well for us (the Wikimedia Foundation Communications department), challenges around how to communicate a global movement with every person in the world, and brainstorm how we might be able to do more together in the world of media and public relations.

We will also make a survey available beforehand so people thinking about attending this session can share their ideas and requests with us in advance.

Length of presentation
55 minutes
Special requests
N/A
Preferred room size
25
Wikimania submission?
yes
Will you attend WikiConference North America if your submission is not accepted?
likely yes

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