Berkeley College's Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon

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Dr. Gloria Davy is helping her students participate in Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon. She came into WBGO to talk about the effort going on for National Hispanic Heritage Month
Credit Doug Doyle for WBGO

When doing research papers students do not necessarily consider the fact that representation on Wikipedia affects the way cultures and people can be viewed.  And that's probably the case for the general public as well.

As part of the National Hispanic Heritage Month activities at Berkeley College, the Berkeley College librarians in Newark have started Wikipedia Edit-A-Thons with select faculty and students in courses such as Gender, Race and Class, taught by Professor Gloria Davy, and Introduction to Ethics by Professor Gregory Hotchkiss.

Dr. Davy chats with WBGO News Director Doug Doyle about why she got involved in the effort to remove bias and erroneous information from Wikipedia articles.  Dr. Davy says Wikipedia is the fifth most used search engine.

Click above to hear the entire interview.