Wikipedia's Gender and Race Gaps

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Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia that runs on crowdsourcing, is written and edited by the general public. But according to a survey from the Wikimedia Foundation, which oversee the site, around 90 percent of the site's editors are men. Critics say that lack of diversity leads to gaping holes in the number of entries about women and people of color. We look at what's being done to rectify the problem.

Guests:

Howard Dodson Jr., director of Moorland-Spingarn Research Center and Howard University Libraries; former director of Harlem's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Anna Carey, student at UC Berkeley who co-hosted last weekend's Art + Feminism edit-a-thon of Wikipedia

Effie Kapsalis, head of web, new media, and outreach for the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Siko Bouterse, director of community resources, Wikimedia Foundation

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