Venice High School Arrests, Wikipedia’s Feminist Makeover and Chinatown — Press Play with Madeleine Brand — KCRW
When you search Google for “George Washington” or “semiconductor,” the Wikipedia entry is the first thing that comes up. That shouldn’t be too surprising – Wikipedia is the seventh most visited website in the world. About 100 million Americans visit every month. The problem is that the people who create Wikipedia pages are overwhelmingly young, white and male. An array of “editathons” have popped up to diversify Wikipedia’s content. Press Play producer Matt Holzman attended a recent “Art and Feminism” editathon, and reports from the scene. He also spoke to a female artist about her new Wikipedia page, which came out of the event.