Tag Archives: Wikipedia

Engaging with Wikipedia – Day… well I’ve just given up counting

In the summer I had been inspired to try and see how the ‘ethical’ editing and engagement with Wikipedia worked. I followed the guidelines developed by the CIPR and the PRSA. I found the MEPRA entry and I made some … Continue reading

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Engaging with Wikipedia Day 18 – PRs Edit Wikipedia at their own risk

Firstly I would like to thank the Chartered Institute of Public Relations for accepting and posing my question to Wikipedia on their recent June 20th webcast – see below for the embedded video. It is very clear that this is … Continue reading

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Alert! CIPR Web TV to Debate Wikipedia & PR

At 5pm GMT (UAE 8pm), Wednesday 20 June the Chartered Institute of Public Relations will discuss the well documented (and sometimes volatile) relationship between the public relations profession and the Wikipedia community. This follows a global study led by the … Continue reading

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Engaging with wikipedia – Day 10

OK, so if you have read my earlier post you will know that I have been attempting to ethically update and correct the information on the MEPRA Wiki page. I have posted in the ‘Talk’ section and have patiently waited … Continue reading

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Is crowd-sourcing a viable option for improving media pitching standards?

Perhaps the number 1 pet peeve of any journalist is being spammed with irrelevant information / press releases. Number 2, and closely behind, is being called and pitched to by junior PRs who don’t know them, don’t know their client … Continue reading

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Engaging with Wikipedia Day 1

So, very soon Wikipedia there will be a much greater amount of Arabic content on Wikipedia meaning there will be a potentially greater call from clients to manage entries and ensure fair representation. This is my journal in attempting to … Continue reading

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Global Study Finds ‘Shocking’ Faults in Wikipedia Editorial Guidelines

  Earlier this year, MEPRA invited its membership to participate in a global study to understand the PR industry’s perspectives on Wikipedia. The Arthur W. Page Center funded the research which was designed and implemented by a Pennsylvania State University Professor, who is also … Continue reading

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