Covering the Midterm Elections

Covering the Midterm Elections

“The public looks to Wikipedia to make informed political decisions. If I can make that information more accurate and complete, that’s a good use of my time.”

As part of Wiki Education’s ongoing efforts to improve politically relevant topic areas on Wikipedia, we have supported academic experts in improving Wikipedia articles on issues and candidates related to the 2018 midterm elections in the United States. Voters often consult Wikipedia seeking neutral, fact-based information as they go to the polls, and this course seeks to bolster the availability and accuracy of that information.

We partnered with three academic associations to fill seats in this course: the American Sociological Association, the Midwest Political Science Association, and the National Women’s Studies Association. Each association expressed interest in empowering their members to give the public more tools to make informed decisions in their political lives. Meet past course participants here.

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Gain knowledge of this powerful tool and join likeminded scholars in this unique writing experience. Contact with questions or to receive updates about upcoming opportunities.

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