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WGST 1100: Gender, Race, & Sexuality in Wikipedia

This guide will assist you in editing Wikipedia.

About this Guide

Welcome! This guide was created to help students in Professor Jennifer Moorman's WGST 1100 class to complete their Participatory Media Assignment.


Discussion Questions (Groups of 4, write responses on whiteboards):

As of a 2011 survey, the 90% of Wikipedia editors are males between the ages of 17 and 40. 


Given what you know about the typical Wikipedian:

  1. How might Wikipedia’s editor demographic, as overwhelmingly male, shape topic coverage and representation?

  2.  List at least 1 pro (why is it great) and 1 con (why is it bad) of using Wikipedia as a public knowledge resource.