It's difficult to work with journalists who may be rushing to meet
submission deadlines and end up mis-quoting the facts or give wrong
Probably, it may help if you could do a Press-Note and send it to
all the Media agencies. At least they will have the correct details
All the best!!
On Saturday 21 December 2013 11:44 PM,
Jayanta Nath wrote:
KOLKATA: In an effort to enthuse people to
become regular contributors to its site, Wikipedia will launch
a campaign at the Kolkata
Book Fair next year. It has already booked a stall and
lined up an awareness programme to sign up volunteers.
Incidentally, Kolkata fares poorly when it comes to contribute
to the world's biggest online encyclopedia. At present, the
city has only five contributors.
Wikipedia needs people from Kolkata to contribute voluntarily
not only to the mother website but also to its Bengali link,
Banglapedia. "We would hold workshops where we would give
presentations about how to edit existing material on
Wiki/Banglapedia. The biggest incentive for any contributor is
that, the moment he/she writes a piece or edits something, it
gets updated and is published for the world to see," explained
Jayanta Nath, chief of Banglapedia.
The Book Fair authorities have already sealed the deal and are
looking forward to this heavyweight participant.
"Wikipedia's participation will add glamour to the fair," said
Tridib Chatterjee, general secretary of the Publishers
and Booksellers Guild.
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