Dear all, many of Wikimedia contributors have had to talk to the press. In some cases, it is the volunteer who contacts a journalist -- maybe by sending a press release about a piece of news he/she would like the journal to talk about. In other cases, the journalist directly contacts a volunteer he wants to interview on a topic of interest.
Over the past few years, we have all experienced cases where journalists did not know how the Wikimedia world works. But often, Wikimedia contributors do not know either how the journalism world works, and what are the rules and usages when talking with journalists. In order to improve this situation, Wikimedia CH has organized an half-day workshop with an experienced journalist, during which we will learn how to interact with the press. In particular, he will look at and comment on some of the press releases that Wikimedia CH has prepared and distributed over the years, and see how they could be improved. Most importantly, he will be ready to answer any question we may have. The workshop will take in the auditorium of the "Musée cantonal de zoologie" in Lausanne (Palais de Rumine, Place de la Riponne 6) on friday 17 janvier, starting at 9:30 until lunch time. The presentation will be in English, and the discussion in English or French, depending on the participants (the press releases we will discuss will be in French, though). Attendance is free for regular contributors in the Wikimedia communauty; other interested people should contact us. To register, please email i...@wikimedia.ch. Please do not hesitate to email me if you have any further question, or if you already have particular questions you would like to get answered during the workshop. Best wishes, Frédéric _______________________________________________ http://wikimedia.ch Wikimedia CH website Wikimediach-l mailing list https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediach-l