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Wikimedia Foundation announces changes to Board of Trustees
Today, at the sixth annual Wikimania Conference, the Wikimedia Foundation announced important changes to the Board of Trustees. Read more (9 July 2010)

Zack Exley and Barry Newstead join the Wikimedia Foundation executive management team
Barry Newstead will join as Chief Global Development Officer (CGDO), and Zack Exley will join as Chief Community Officer (CCO). Both are new positions, hired to fill out Wikimedia's senior team as it prepares to launch its new strategy, which calls for growing readership and new editors, particularly in the Global South. Read more (10 June 2010)

Wikimedia Foundation will engage academic experts and students to improve public policy information on Wikipedia
A new project designed to improve the quality of public policy-related articles on Wikipedia has been announced. It is the first time the Wikimedia Foundation has launched a project designed to systematically increase the quality of articles in a particular topic area. Read more (11 May 2010)

Wikimedia Foundation Appoints Jing Wang and Mimi Ito to its Advisory Board
The Wikimedia Foundation appointed two new members to its Advisory Board: Mimi Ito and Jing Wang. Mimi Ito is a cultural anthropologist with a focus on new media use among young people. Jing Wang is an author and professor of Chinese cultural studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is the chair of the International Advisory Board of Creative Commons China Mainland. Read more (11 May 2010)

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