[IMC-US] How many men and women contribute to Indymedia? Help with statistics
sarsnic at gmail.com
Tue Jul 12 22:10:37 PDT 2011
I volunteer with Houston Indymedia. If I wanted to try to figure out
who publishes to our site, I wouldn't have any more info than you
would -- we can both look at articles published, see if they have a
name or contact info, or otherwise try to surmise what we could. Of
course as to the gender of the folls who read our site, listen to our
show, read our print publications, etc. we have no info whatsoever.
In our editorial / media workgroups, we are 3 guys, 4 women right now.
On 12 July 2011 23:06, mark burdett <mark at indymedia.org> wrote:
> Hi Kristin, I went to school there (used to work at the radio station,
> WMUC.. :)
> no Indymedia sites that I know of collect such info about their
> contributors. A lot of material on indymedia sites is published
> anonymously; users don't have to create a user account and answer such
> questions about themselves (unlike, say google plus), they just fill out
> a publish form with a real or pseudonymous author name.
> A few local IMCs might have such data at least about their collective
> members, if not contributors in general.
> You could try to gather this data yourself, e.g. thru an online survey
> that you ask indymedia contributors to fill out.
> You could also try contacting local IMCs directly (you can find a
> "contact" page on most local IMC sites) to see if they can provide any
> demographic data about their collective and contributors.
> --mark B./sf bay area indymedia volunteer
> On Mon, 11 Jul 2011 18:11:19 -0400, Kristin Eckert wrote:
>> Dear Indymedia-Team,
>> My name is Stine Eckert and I'm a doctoral student at the Philip
>> Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.
>> I'm researching gender and Web 2.0 applications and want to include
>> the radical democratic model of Indymedia in my study but have trouble
>> finding statistics.
>> I am looking for numbers on Indymedia contributors in terms of gender.
>> How many women and men have contributed? I've looked around on
>> various Indymedia websites in different languages but haven't found
>> anything yet.
>> I would be very grateful if you could send me information on the
>> Thank you very much for your help in advance.
>> Best regards,
>> Stine Eckert
>> PhD Student
>> Co-President, Merrill Graduate Student Association (MGSA)
>> Philip Merrill College of Journalism | University of Maryland |
>> Knight Hall 2100N
>> College Park, MD 20742 | USA
>> keckert at jmail.umd.edu
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