Discussion:
[Press]: Lessons and tips on getting media coverage
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Noopur Raval
2012-06-20 10:11:59 UTC
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Dear all,

Over the past one month, we've been working with community members from
Assamese, Kannada Malayalam and Nepali communities to get maximum possible
media coverage and press support in order to highlight their community and
events and hopefully get new editors for our movement.

In all cases, I help prepare the press
release<http://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E0%B4%B5%E0%B4%BF%E0%B4%95%E0%B5%8D%E0%B4%95%E0%B4%BF%E0%B4%AA%E0%B5%80%E0%B4%A1%E0%B4%BF%E0%B4%AF:%E0%B4%B5%E0%B4%BF%E0%B4%95%E0%B5%8D%E0%B4%95%E0%B4%BF%E0%B4%B8%E0%B4%82%E0%B4%97%E0%B4%AE%E0%B5%8B%E0%B4%A4%E0%B5%8D%E0%B4%B8%E0%B4%B5%E0%B4%82_-_2012/%E0%B4%AA%E0%B4%A4%E0%B5%8D%E0%B4%B0%E0%B4%95%E0%B5%8D%E0%B4%95%E0%B5%81%E0%B4%B1%E0%B4%BF%E0%B4%AA%E0%B5%8D%E0%B4%AA%E0%B5%8D/en>(as,
kn, ml, ne), then community members translate it and then we work
together to try and reach out to the widest possible audience.
Here are a few links to the press releases and newspaper articles. There
are a few in local language papers that are not online. Also, all these
reports are due to the collaborative effort and very important follow up by
community members like Jyoti, Bishnu, Gitartha, Omshivaprakash, Anoop,
Ramesh, Kannan, Sujith, Saroj and Ganesh for the communities respectively.

Assamese:

http://www.northeasttoday.in/our-states/assam/assamese-wikipedia-celebrates-10th-anniversary
http://news.outlookindia.com/items.aspx?artid=765639

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/info-tech/article3527515.ece

http://www.sify.com/news/assamese-wikipedia-completes-10-years-of-existence-news-national-mgomkejcfde.html

http://ibnlive.in.com/generalnewsfeed/news/assamese-wikipedia-completes-10-years-of-existence/1011585.html

http://issuu.com/assamese/docs/ghy_13062012?mode=window&backgroundColor#22222
http://www.telegraphindia.com/1120611/jsp/northeast/story_15594299.jsp
http://sevensisterspost.com/?p=17895
http://amarasom.glpublications.in/Details.aspx?id=9509&boxid=103211609

Kannada:
http://epaper.udayavani.com/Display.aspx?Pg=H&Edn=MN&DispDate=6/18/2012
http://allevents.in/Bangalore/483961428297721

Malayalam:
http://www.efytimes.com/e1/fullnews.asp?edid=82424

http://keralaitnews.com/state-scan/other-cities/4717-kollam-to-host-malayalam-wikisangamotsavam-on-april-28-29

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-kerala/article3351423.ece?css=print

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-04-14/social-media/31341866_1_malayalam-wikipedia-kollam-knowledge

http://www.techgoss.com/Story/557S12-Wiki-Malayalam-Meet-held-at-Kerala.aspx
http://article.wn.com/view/2012/04/28/Malayalam_wiki_most_innovative/

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/channels/sci-tech/hitech/malayalam-wiki-most-innovative-793

http://ibnlive.in.com/news/malayalam-wikipedia-could-be-emulated/253196-60-116.html
http://newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/article390787.ece


Nepali:
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Radio Sagarmatha broadcasted an interview with a Wikipedian Ganesh
Paudel...
Radio Nepal Bani Broadcasted an interview with Wikipedians located in
Kathmandu (Mr. Ganesh Paudel and Mr. Saroj Dhakal)


Just thought I'd share a few pointers based on what went right and what
could have been better on my part. This may help you in the future if you
too are looking to get media attention for your community and events.

A few lessons:

*Planning:*

- Database of contacts: We have put in place a fairly comprehensive
database of English as well as local press, television and radio contacts.
I'd be happy to share them with anyone who needs to get in touch with
journalists.
- In case of local language newspapers, calling a journalist/newspaper
office or personally visiting them to give the press brief always works
better than e-mailing. Most local language newspapers still prefer a hard
copy of the brief or even ask for a fax sometimes.
- For the Assamese anniversary celebrations, we had an agenda well in
advance and we (the community members and I) made sure the press release
was ready in English as well as in Assamese so we could send it out to
newspapers, television channels and radio stations.
- Regarding English language newspapers, it is always advisable to call
first and then e-mail the brief to a senior editor as well as a staff
reporter (at least two people within the organization) to ensure the story
receives due attention. Attaching a few photographs of your past meetups is
a good idea.
- It is advisable to translate the press release and attach both
versions while sending it to the journalist.
- If you are planning to have an event on the weekend, make sure you
call and e-mail much earlier during the week.

*Event:*

- Always make sure to invite the journalists to your event. This will
not only help in getting a comprehensive story but will also encourage them
to take up editing.
- Dealing with news channels and radio stations: While DY 365 channel
covered the Assamese meetup, other channels did not bother to follow up.
For radio, it *only* works if you speak to them in local language.


*Other tips:*

- It is a *must* to put in a contact number of preferably an email ID at
the end of a press release. Maybe all communities should have either a
chapter email ID (like bengali at wikimedia.in) or a gmail ID run by an
active community member. This can be super useful and will avoid giving out
personal details.
- Building a quote pool: How about we keep a few quotes from different
community members on the basics - (examples: why I edit, how I edit, what
is your message to fellow Marathi/Tamil/Gujarati speakers) ? Of course,
quotes from people are crucial and must not be misused but, this can help
the Chapter communications team too
- Getting the article right: Spelling mistakes, misquoted information,
erroneous figures are a common problem with Wikipedia stories. Although it
may not always be possible, do request the journalist to show you the
article before publishing it.
- Targeting news agencies: After the Assamese press experience, I
realized having one PTI press release ensures that the story reaches at
least 4-5 newspapers. This is a very effective way of maximizing media
coverage.


I might have missed out on a few lessons and invite community members and
the chapter communication team to contribute with more inputs. Maybe we can
even document this on Meta for future reference.

Thank you,
Best
Noopur
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Jyoti Prakash Nath
2012-06-20 11:32:37 UTC
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Radio Sagarmatha broadcasted an interview with a Wikipedian Ganesh Paudel...
?http://www.northeasttoday.in/our-states/assam/assamese-wikipedia-celebrates-10th-anniversary
?http://news.outlookindia.com/items.aspx?artid=765639
?http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/info-tech/article3527515.ece
?http://www.sify.com/news/assamese-wikipedia-completes-10-years-of-existence-news-national-mgomkejcfde.html
?http://ibnlive.in.com/generalnewsfeed/news/assamese-wikipedia-completes-10-years-of-existence/1011585.html
?http://issuu.com/assamese/docs/ghy_13062012?mode=window&backgroundColor#22222
?http://www.telegraphindia.com/1120611/jsp/northeast/story_15594299.jsp
?http://sevensisterspost.com/?p=17895
?http://amarasom.glpublications.in/Details.aspx?id=9509&boxid=103211609
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omshivaprakash
2012-06-20 11:45:14 UTC
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Kannada: (Additional links)
http://epaper.samyukthakarnataka.com/42055/Samyuktha-Karnataka/June-12-2012-Ba#page/13/2-
Samyukta Karnataka
http://kannada.oneindia.in/news/2012/06/12/business-tech-kannada-wikipedia-turns-nine-years-old-wikimedia-065869.html

On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 5:02 PM, Jyoti Prakash Nath
Post by Jyoti Prakash Nath
Radio Sagarmatha broadcasted an interview with a Wikipedian Ganesh Paudel...
http://www.northeasttoday.in/our-states/assam/assamese-wikipedia-celebrates-10th-anniversary
http://news.outlookindia.com/items.aspx?artid=765639
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/info-tech/article3527515.ece
http://www.sify.com/news/assamese-wikipedia-completes-10-years-of-existence-news-national-mgomkejcfde.html
http://ibnlive.in.com/generalnewsfeed/news/assamese-wikipedia-completes-10-years-of-existence/1011585.html
http://issuu.com/assamese/docs/ghy_13062012?mode=window&backgroundColor#22222
http://www.telegraphindia.com/1120611/jsp/northeast/story_15594299.jsp
http://sevensisterspost.com/?p=17895
http://amarasom.glpublications.in/Details.aspx?id=9509&boxid=103211609
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Anshuman Dutta
2012-06-20 11:52:21 UTC
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Very nice effort Assamese wikipedia. Keep it up:-)
Post by Jyoti Prakash Nath
Radio Sagarmatha broadcasted an interview with a Wikipedian Ganesh Paudel...
?http://www.northeasttoday.in/our-states/assam/assamese-wikipedia-celebrates-10th-anniversary
?http://news.outlookindia.com/items.aspx?artid=765639
?http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/info-tech/article3527515.ece
?http://www.sify.com/news/assamese-wikipedia-completes-10-years-of-existence-news-national-mgomkejcfde.html
?http://ibnlive.in.com/generalnewsfeed/news/assamese-wikipedia-completes-10-years-of-existence/1011585.html
?http://issuu.com/assamese/docs/ghy_13062012?mode=window&backgroundColor#22222
?http://www.telegraphindia.com/1120611/jsp/northeast/story_15594299.jsp
?http://sevensisterspost.com/?p=17895
?http://amarasom.glpublications.in/Details.aspx?id=9509&boxid=103211609
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Jyoti Prakash Nath
2012-06-20 12:53:58 UTC
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Dear Wikipedians,

Apologies for my previous mail that was sent by mistake. Here are some additional news from Assamese Wiki.


# 93.5 Red FM? broadcasted an interview on Monday 11/06/12 (from 8 AM to
9 AM) with a Wikipedian Jyoti Prakash Nath about the 10th anniversary
celebration program.
# Dy365 (TV News Channel) broadcasted an interview on Sunday 10/06/12 and
Monday 11/06/12 (at 6 PM evening news) with a Wikipedian Bishnu Saikia
about the 10th anniversary celebration program.

But this is very shameful for the Assamese print media because none of the Local news paper (Except Edinor Songbad) didn't published the news, even their reporters was also present at the event. Also the famous TV news channel "News Live" didn't visited the event.
?http://www.northeasttoday.in/our-states/assam/assamese-wikipedia-celebrates-10th-anniversary
?http://news.outlookindia.com/items.aspx?artid=765639
?http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/info-tech/article3527515.ece
?http://www.sify.com/news/assamese-wikipedia-completes-10-years-of-existence-news-national-mgomkejcfde.html
?http://ibnlive.in.com/generalnewsfeed/news/assamese-wikipedia-completes-10-years-of-existence/1011585.html
?http://issuu.com/assamese/docs/ghy_13062012?mode=window&backgroundColor#22222
?http://www.telegraphindia.com/1120611/jsp/northeast/story_15594299.jsp
?http://sevensisterspost.com/?p=17895
?http://amarasom.glpublications.in/Details.aspx?id=9509&boxid=103211609
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Anshuman Dutta
2018-09-25 11:55:09 UTC
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Hi All,

How is Assamese Wikipedia doing these days?

Regards,


[image: Anshuman Dutta on about.me]

Anshuman Dutta
about.me/anshuman_dutta

<http://anshuman-dutta.blogspot.in/>

Anshuman Dutta <http://www.anshuman-dutta.blogspot.com>, +919962269607
MBA, B.Tech, DBF, DCGA, CHRM
Post by Jyoti Prakash Nath
Dear Wikipedians,
Apologies for my previous mail that was sent by mistake. Here are some
additional news from Assamese Wiki.
# 93.5 Red FM broadcasted an interview on Monday 11/06/12 (from 8 AM to 9
AM) with a Wikipedian Jyoti Prakash Nath about the 10th anniversary
celebration program.
# Dy365 (TV News Channel) broadcasted an interview on Sunday 10/06/12 and
Monday 11/06/12 (at 6 PM evening news) with a Wikipedian Bishnu Saikia
about the 10th anniversary celebration program.
But this is very shameful for the Assamese print media because none of the
Local news paper (Except Edinor Songbad) didn't published the news, even
their reporters was also present at the event. Also the famous TV news
channel "News Live" didn't visited the event.
http://www.northeasttoday.in/our-states/assam/assamese-wikipedia-celebrates-10th-anniversary
http://news.outlookindia.com/items.aspx?artid=765639
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/info-tech/article3527515.ece
http://www.sify.com/news/assamese-wikipedia-completes-10-years-of-existence-news-national-mgomkejcfde.html
http://ibnlive.in.com/generalnewsfeed/news/assamese-wikipedia-completes-10-years-of-existence/1011585.html
http://issuu.com/assamese/docs/ghy_13062012?mode=window&backgroundColor#22222
http://www.telegraphindia.com/1120611/jsp/northeast/story_15594299.jsp
http://sevensisterspost.com/?p=17895
http://amarasom.glpublications.in/Details.aspx?id=9509&boxid=103211609
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Abhinav srivastava
2018-09-25 12:12:56 UTC
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Hello Anshuman,

Not exactly able to understand your question? May I request you to be a
more specific.

If your question concerns press release, a small suggestion would be do
visit Press Club in Guwahati. You can drop a note on Assamese Wikipedia and
generally journalist from print media cover them.

If your question covers growth of Assamese Wikipedia, maybe we can check on
some metrics but Yes offline presence of Assamese Wikipedians have been
reduced. Some 3-4 back I remember hearing about Assamese Wikitionary being
closed due to inactivity and
Xobdo being the new place for dictionary.

But again, not exactly clear what is the precise agenda here.

Abhinav
Post by Anshuman Dutta
Hi All,
How is Assamese Wikipedia doing these days?
Regards,
[image: Anshuman Dutta on about.me]
Anshuman Dutta
about.me/anshuman_dutta
<http://anshuman-dutta.blogspot.in/>
Anshuman Dutta <http://www.anshuman-dutta.blogspot.com>, +919962269607
MBA, B.Tech, DBF, DCGA, CHRM
Post by Jyoti Prakash Nath
Dear Wikipedians,
Apologies for my previous mail that was sent by mistake. Here are some
additional news from Assamese Wiki.
# 93.5 Red FM broadcasted an interview on Monday 11/06/12 (from 8 AM to
9 AM) with a Wikipedian Jyoti Prakash Nath about the 10th anniversary
celebration program.
# Dy365 (TV News Channel) broadcasted an interview on Sunday 10/06/12 and
Monday 11/06/12 (at 6 PM evening news) with a Wikipedian Bishnu Saikia
about the 10th anniversary celebration program.
But this is very shameful for the Assamese print media because none of
the Local news paper (Except Edinor Songbad) didn't published the news,
even their reporters was also present at the event. Also the famous TV news
channel "News Live" didn't visited the event.
http://www.northeasttoday.in/our-states/assam/assamese-
wikipedia-celebrates-10th-anniversary
http://news.outlookindia.com/items.aspx?artid=765639
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/info-
tech/article3527515.ece
http://www.sify.com/news/assamese-wikipedia-completes-
10-years-of-existence-news-national-mgomkejcfde.html
http://ibnlive.in.com/generalnewsfeed/news/assamese-
wikipedia-completes-10-years-of-existence/1011585.html
http://issuu.com/assamese/docs/ghy_13062012?mode=window&
backgroundColor#22222
http://www.telegraphindia.com/1120611/jsp/northeast/story_15594299.jsp
http://sevensisterspost.com/?p=17895
http://amarasom.glpublications.in/Details.aspx?id=9509&boxid=103211609
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Anshuman Dutta
2018-09-25 12:19:00 UTC
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Hi Abhinav,

Thank You for the response. I wanted to get an update on the latest
activity of Assamese Wikipedia and you gave the update for that. Apologies
for the lack of clarity of my question

Regards,


[image: Anshuman Dutta on about.me]

Anshuman Dutta
about.me/anshuman_dutta

<http://anshuman-dutta.blogspot.in/>

Anshuman Dutta <http://www.anshuman-dutta.blogspot.com>, +919962269607
MBA, B.Tech, DBF, DCGA, CHRM
Post by Abhinav srivastava
Hello Anshuman,
Not exactly able to understand your question? May I request you to be a
more specific.
If your question concerns press release, a small suggestion would be do
visit Press Club in Guwahati. You can drop a note on Assamese Wikipedia and
generally journalist from print media cover them.
If your question covers growth of Assamese Wikipedia, maybe we can check
on some metrics but Yes offline presence of Assamese Wikipedians have been
reduced. Some 3-4 back I remember hearing about Assamese Wikitionary being
closed due to inactivity and
Xobdo being the new place for dictionary.
But again, not exactly clear what is the precise agenda here.
Abhinav
Post by Anshuman Dutta
Hi All,
How is Assamese Wikipedia doing these days?
Regards,
[image: Anshuman Dutta on about.me]
Anshuman Dutta
about.me/anshuman_dutta
<http://anshuman-dutta.blogspot.in/>
Anshuman Dutta <http://www.anshuman-dutta.blogspot.com>, +919962269607
MBA, B.Tech, DBF, DCGA, CHRM
Post by Jyoti Prakash Nath
Dear Wikipedians,
Apologies for my previous mail that was sent by mistake. Here are some
additional news from Assamese Wiki.
# 93.5 Red FM broadcasted an interview on Monday 11/06/12 (from 8 AM to
9 AM) with a Wikipedian Jyoti Prakash Nath about the 10th anniversary
celebration program.
# Dy365 (TV News Channel) broadcasted an interview on Sunday 10/06/12
and Monday 11/06/12 (at 6 PM evening news) with a Wikipedian Bishnu Saikia
about the 10th anniversary celebration program.
But this is very shameful for the Assamese print media because none of
the Local news paper (Except Edinor Songbad) didn't published the news,
even their reporters was also present at the event. Also the famous TV news
channel "News Live" didn't visited the event.
http://www.northeasttoday.in/our-states/assam/assamese-wikipedia-celebrates-10th-anniversary
http://news.outlookindia.com/items.aspx?artid=765639
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/info-tech/article3527515.ece
http://www.sify.com/news/assamese-wikipedia-completes-10-years-of-existence-news-national-mgomkejcfde.html
http://ibnlive.in.com/generalnewsfeed/news/assamese-wikipedia-completes-10-years-of-existence/1011585.html
http://issuu.com/assamese/docs/ghy_13062012?mode=window&backgroundColor#22222
http://www.telegraphindia.com/1120611/jsp/northeast/story_15594299.jsp
http://sevensisterspost.com/?p=17895
http://amarasom.glpublications.in/Details.aspx?id=9509&boxid=103211609
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