[Foundation-l] Interview transcription

Brian McNeil brian.mcneil at wikinewsie.org
Sun Aug 12 21:58:16 UTC 2007

We've published our first article from this interview.


There have been offers of help on transcribing the interview, we still need
those skills - what has been done do far turns into one article and is about
5-10 minutes out of a 40 minute interview.

Among the purposes for doing this is building a portfolio for the wiki. If
we can say "so-and-so spoke to us and we wrote foo", add things like we have
30k+ on the RSS feed, and get a little bit of notice then more people will
talk to us. I believe our New Zealand contributors managed to land an
interview with the man most likely to be the country's next PM. That was
prior to his serious candidacy, but you never can tell - these people might
remember us and help get passes to appropriate places.

Summary: Help Wikinews (and shamelessly lift quotes from the article for

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[mailto:foundation-l-bounces at lists.wikimedia.org] On Behalf Of Marco Chiesa
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C.J. Croy wrote:

>thought based on what's transcribed so far: You'd be better off
>identifying yourself as from Wikipedia than Wikimedia or Wikinews.
>Not many people are as familiar with the subprojects as the core
>Wikipedia project.  Fox News certainly reporters don't introduce
>themselves as employees of NewsCorp.
>It brings up a good question: How does the Foundation feel about
>people identifying themselves as from Wikipedia, Wikinews, etc?  The
>Wikipedia brand name is a very strong one and could open a lot of
>doors, but if misused could result in a lot of doors being slammed in
>our collective face.
Maybe something like "I'm Mr N. Surname from Wikinews, which belongs to 
Wikimedia that also owns Wikipedia...." could be the best branding, 
although it looks very long to me...


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