Talk:CIS-A2K/Work plan April 2013 - June 2014/Kannada
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Target groups and their prioritiesEdit
- Recently we had a press- wikimedia panel discussion as part of Telugu Wikipedia Celebration in April 2013 at Hyderabad. I also made attempts to do wiki academies for Jouranlists in the past few years in Telugu and Kannada. Based on what I understand, journalists are always pressed for time and while it will be useful for them to know about Wikipedia, they may not turn out to be editors. At best they will be able to provide a good coverage for Wikipedia events. It is better to target journalism training schools and incorporate wikipedia during their course, as a way to hone their skills while helping wikipedia. Also my experience with engineering colleges is not that great for promoting Non English wikipedias. Engineering colleges provide is good computing infrastructure. If we can get the non engineering students to utilise that infrastructure or provide alternate computing infrastructure, that can be very helpful.--Arjunaraoc (talk) 04:18, 25 April 2013 (UTC)
- Mostly I agree with these points. But let me add some points based on my experiences. I had actually fixed up training sessions for journalists at Bangalore, Mangalore/Udupi and Mysore in collaboration with the union of working journalists. The request has actually from them. During my program at Mangalore, a group of journalists who came to cover the event showed eagerness to learn to edit Wikipedia. They were all unanimous in saying that the workshops should be conducted after the Karnataka elections and after the formation of new government. That means this will happen in June/July. I agree with other point you talked about engineering college students. I actually did the workshop for them in English. The idea was that some of them will add content in English, may be about their place, people, culture, etc, and some will add in Kannada. That's exactly what has happened. But currently students are busy preparing for their exams and hence there is slow down from their part. --Pavanaja (talk) 10:05, 10 May 2013 (UTC)