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In an effort to boost participation of women in online community forums on news websites, a New York Times team will conduct gender-inclusive analysis and engineering design and product-testing protocols as part of the Coral Project. That project is an open-source comment system being developed by the Times, The Washington Post and the Knight-Mozilla OpenNews project. Project leader: Marie Tessier, lead moderator of reader comment to The New York Times opinion pages and a blog contributor.

Stories about Engaging Women: Marie Tessier fellowship project 2015–2016

  • Facebook is the gateway for newsrooms’ engagement with women

    Engaging women
    Facebook is the gateway for newsrooms’ engagement with women
    June 21, 2016

    Even as many women refrain from engaging in comment discussions on news sites, a University of Missouri School of Journalism pilot study indicates they are more freely voicing their opinions on social media.
  • Engaging women: Reflecting the reality of your audience

    Engaging women
    Engaging women: Reflecting the reality of your audience
    March 8, 2016

    Many millennial women claim commenting on news articles online is important for democracy, yet few say they are actually sharing their points of view, according to an online survey conducted by University of Missouri School of Journalism students.
  • Raising women’s voices

    Raising women’s voices
    December 23, 2015

    Many assumed the Internet would open a wide frontier where barriers to the participation of women would fall away and more robust expressions of democracy would take hold. In the news industry, that was far from the truth.
  • Engaging women: Building news community that looks like the audience

    Engaging women
    Engaging women: Building news community that looks like the audience
    October 8, 2015

    A funny thing happened as the digital revolution in news unfolded. As news sites offered more open and more accessible spaces for readers to share their points of view, online communities largely left women behind.

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