Task Force Toolkit/People to Interview

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People the project team recommends

These are people who have subject-matter expertise. These individuals represent a range of people, including:

  • Individuals the project team has already interviewed and who have expressed a willingness to follow up with further conversation
  • People who have expressed a willingness to being interviewed
  • Other individuals who may have valuable perspectives, as identified by the project team.

External experts already interviewed

  • ESP 4: Ed Chi, researcher at Palo Alto Research Center examining editing trends
  • ESP 4 and 5: Andrew Lih, author of The Wikipedia Revolution (has examined Wikimedia community structure and community health)
  • ESP 4: Misiek Piskorski, Harvard Business School professor and researcher of editing trends Please contact user:JohnF if you wish to follow up on this contact

People who have expressed a willingness to being interviewed

  • ESP 1 and 2: On-the-ground employees in India, China, etc. from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Global Libraries Initiative Please contact user:JohnF if you wish to follow up on this contact

Other individuals who may have valuable perspectives

  • Jason Lanier, UC-Berkeley professor and researcher of Wikipedia
  • ESP3: Andy Schafly, founder of Conservapedia (founded on belief that Wikipedia does not have NPOV)
  • ESP3: Neiman Lab, focused on Internet journalism (may have insight regarding quality of content and NPOV)
  • ESP4 and 5: Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist (may have insight into health of community and technology infrastructure)
  • ESP3: Paul Steiger, from ProPublica (may have insight regarding quality of content and NPOV)
  • ESP4: Chris Wilson, author of Slate article on Wikipedia (has written on editing trends and community health)

Other ideas?

Other categories of people to interview:
More women.
Leaders in indigenous education would be valuable.
Heads of departments or university administrators at major universities in a variety of countries.
Heads of professional organizations, such as the Society for Neuroscience, American Anthropological Association, AAAS, etc.