WikiIndaba conference 2019/Submissions/How to supervise journalist's contribution in content production

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This is an Open submission for WikiIndaba conference 2019 that has not yet been reviewed by the members of the Program Committee.

Submission no.
Title of the submission
How to supervise journalist's contribution in content production?
Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, birds of a feather discussion)
roundtable discussion
Author of the submission
Charlotte Pelagie
Language of presentation
English or French depending on the audience
E-mail address
Charlotte Pelagie
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Wikimedians of Cameroon User Group
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

Apart from Wikinews that leans especially on journalism, how far can journalists contribute in content production? How can a journalist contribute by using his/her work.

To set the stage, I would like to take my dilemma as example. I am a sports journalist. Until now I've never used my work as a source in order to stay in the vein of neutrality. Most of the time, I produce content on politicians, singers or any artists. It is much more about people that I've never met so I only use what I find on the internet. As a journalist, I write biographies or other articles based on direct interviews, documents etc. Is it possible to use my research to contribute? If yes, how make sure that the neutrality principle will never be questioned?

What will attendees take away from this session?
At the end of this session, we should be able to make clear the possibilities and the limits of content production for journalists on Wikipedia or other Wikimedia projects in the African context.


Theme of presentation
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?
Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
45 minutes
Will you attend WikiIndaba if your submission is not accepted?
Slides or further information (optional)
Special requests
Is this Submission a Draft or Final?