A new Wikipedian in Residence at the public mediacorporation "Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen"
Since a two weeks we have a new official Wikipedian in Residence. Tim Moritz Hector is coordinating the exchange in-between the public media corporation Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) and Wikimedia projects.
The ZDF agreed to liberate all content produced within the online format ZDF check under a CC-BY license which is pretty much the first time ever a public media house approves it in Germany. Wikipedians and other felt members of the net community are invited to participate in the online fact checking procedure. Due to the coming elections politicians in Germany are sensible to it only after a few days the format has been online. The project was discussed controversially within the German Wikipedia-Community. The project will run until fall. Than there is time to balance.
Until now the outcome are several info graphs and video clips on different topics produced to serve the needs of the online platform but liberated under the CC BY license.
Links to the project:
Projectpage ZDF check in German
Please share Your experience on cooperations with media corporations.
This cooperation is part of the WMDE programme "Excellent partnerships"
New edition of the German GLAM-brochure
The brochure addresses staff in German speaking GLAM institutions. It informs about the potentials in cooperating with the Wikimedia movement. Keeping the lay out we have revised the entire text to make it easier to understand for non Wkimedians.
The complete text and the images are open for co-edition. The the print file is available by sending an email to email@example.com
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