Movement communications group
The aim of the group is to support communications efforts and collaborations across the Wikimedia movement. This includes communication with the general public, the media, and the Wikimedia movement. The group's primary method of communication is its private mailing list.
The group is facilitated by the Communications Committee and the Wikimedia Foundation Communications department. The primary contact for the group within the Foundation's Communications department is Gregory Varnum (gvarnumwikimedia.org).
Participants in Wikimedia movement affiliates and Wikimedia activities who are interested in engaging in or supporting movement communications efforts are encouraged to be part of the committee, and can request to be added to the mailing list.
Individuals interested in joining the mailing list may request to do so via Meta-Wiki.
If you require anonymity for personal safety reasons, please contact Gregory Varnum (gvarnum wikimedia.org) within the Wikimedia Foundation's Communications department. The Communications department will make a determination on your request in consultation with the Foundation's Trust and Safety team.
All members of the mailing list are identified here. Members requiring anonymity for safety related reasons will be listed as "Anonymous" along with their general affiliation.
|Gregory Varnum [Varnent / GVarnum-WMF]||Wikimedia Foundation||List moderator and primary group contact from Wikimedia Foundation|
|Samantha Lien [SLien (WMF)]||Wikimedia Foundation||List moderator|
|Heather Walls [Heather (WMF)]||Wikimedia Foundation|
|Samir Elsharbaty [Selsharbaty (WMF)]||Wikimedia Foundation|
|Ed Erhart [The ed17 / Ed Erhart (WMF)]||Wikimedia Foundation|
|Blanca Flores [BFlores (WMF)]||Wikimedia Foundation|
|Aubrie Johnson [AJohnson (WMF)]||Wikimedia Foundation|
|Lena Traer [LTraer (WMF)]||Wikimedia Foundation|
|Adora Svitak [ASvitak (WMF)]||Wikimedia Foundation|
|Zachary McCune [ZMcCune (WMF)]||Wikimedia Foundation|
|Jove Oliver||Minassian Media||Wikimedia Foundation consultant|
|Craig Minassian||Minassian Media / Clinton Foundation||Wikimedia Foundation consultant|
|Elise Flick||Minassian Media||Wikimedia Foundation consultant|
|Seddon (WMF) / Seddon||Wikimedia Foundation|
|Jimmy Wales [Jimbo Wales]||Wikimedia Foundation|
|Filip Maljković [Dungodung]||Wikimedia Serbia|
|Luke Faraone [LFaraone]||English Wikipedia|
|David Gerard [David Gerard]||English Wikipedia / Wikimedia UK|
|Quiddity (WMF)||Wikimedia Foundation|
|Kevin Li [L235]||English Wikipedia|
|Johan Jönsson [Julle]||Swedish Wikipedia / Wikimedia Foundation|
|Ziko van Dijk||Wikimedia Nederland|
|Maurizio Codogno [.mau.]||Wikimedia Italia||Spokesperson for Wikimedia Italia|
|Frédéric Schütz||Wikimedia CH|
|Lisa Dittmer (WMDE)||Wikimedia Deutschland|
|Axel Pettersson (WMSE)||Wikimedia Sverige|
|Jan Apel||Wikimedia Deutschland|
|Megs||Wikimedia New York City|
|LiAnna Davis [LiAnna (Wiki Ed)]||Wiki Education Foundation|
|Lilli Iliev||Wikimedia Deutschland|
|Robert Fernandez||Wikimedia District of Columbia|
|Pru Mitchell||Wikimedia Australia|
|Cornelius Kibelka||Wikimedia Deutschland|
|Farkhad Fatkullin [frhdkazan]||Wikimedia Community of Tatar language User Group, Wikimedia Russia, Wikimedia Community Languages of Russia|
|Ilario Valdelli [Ilario]||Wikimedia CH|
|Raju Narisetti [NarisettiRaju]||Wikimedia Foundation|
|Tamás Mészöly [Samat]||Wikimédia Magyarország|
|Virginia Díez||Wikimedia España|
|Arian||Iranian Wikimedians User Group|
|Natalia Szafran-Kozakowska||Wikimedia Polska|
|Agnieszka Marszał||Wikimedia Poland|
|Michael Jahn||Wikimedia Deutschland|
|Maggie Dennis [Mdennis (WMF)]||Wikimedia Foundation|
The Movement communications group discusses and plans collaborations around communications efforts within the movement, such as:
- Collaboration on movement-wide messaging and communications.
- Working together on inquires from the media related to movement communications.
- Planning and discussion related to major movement events and activities - such as project birthdays, regional conferences, Wikimania, and Wikimedia Hackathon.
- Support of project and affiliate communications capacities - such as sharing ideas related to local communications activities, sharing best practices on use of social media, and seeking input on a new communications program.
Methods of communicatingEdit
Currently, the group primarily communicates via a private mailing list. The mailing list's archives are only available to members (making the list private) to facilitate discussions around press articles (which may be copyrighted or otherwise protected from public distribution) and embargoed announcements.
You can request to join on Meta-Wiki.
All interactions and communication within the group, including on the group's mailing list, must follow the Wikimedia Foundation's Friendly space policy. Failure to follow this policy will result in removal from the group by the Wikimedia Foundation or Communications Committee.
Contacting the groupEdit
Anyone may contact the group with inquiries related to Wikimedia movement communications.
When to contact the groupEdit
Specifically, people are encouraged to contact the committee with:
- Information on actions that may get attention from the press
How to contact the groupEdit
The best way to reach the committee is by sending an email to its private mailing list: movecom lists.wikimedia.org (note that to deal with spam, posts by non-members to the list are moderated).
Anyone with a press inquiry or needing assistance with press outreach may contact the members of the Communications Department working with the press at: press wikimedia.org
Whenever possible, the Communications Department works with local volunteers, movement affiliates, and the Communications Committee to connect the press with local people working on the Wikimedia projects.
The group has a private mailing list to facilitate planning and discussions. Other resources available to the committee include:
The Movement communications group was created by the Wikimedia Foundation Communications department in March 2019. It was created based on the March 2019 composition of the Communications committee mailing list, which at the time had approximately 200 members. As a part of reconfiguring the Communications committee into a smaller group, the Movement communications group was created as a replacement for the more expansive group.