Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2015/Programme/Outreach/You talkin' to me(dia)?

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Title of your proposal[edit]

Name(s) and/or username(s)
Vassia / Spiritia
Type of submission (Please choose one)
  • Lecture (one-to-many)
  • Open discussion (many-to-many)

I'd like to present my personal experience, dating back to 2008 with handling contacts with representatives of various Bulgarian traditional media: TV, radio, press. I have several main topics to cover, but before I share my chunk of experience on each of them, I will initiate short open discussion among the audience. The topics namely are:

  • Outreach and Inreach aspects of communicating with media
  • Journalists' expectations and prejudices towards Wikipedia/Wikimedia/volunteers
  • Top-of-mind considerations when a journalist calls for an interview (and demands immediate response)
  • Considerations depending on the type of media: synchronous/asynchronous media, mass/niche media, etc.
  • How to boost the good impressions (or repair the bad ones)
Preliminary preparation (if necessary)


Expected outcomes
  • Improving Wikimedians' understanding of the specifics of "talkin' to me[dia]" :)
  • Several learning patterns are on the way to stem from this topic (consulted with Maria Cruz).
Duration (without Q&A)

30 minutes

Specific requirements
  • Moderator/facilitator needed
  • Flipcharts and pencils
Slides or further information
Interested attendees (Please add yourself, and you may indicate your questions to the presenter).
  1. Halibutt (talk) 20:57, 4 September 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. --Mikheil Talk 15:37, 7 September 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]