Engaging women

This is a series of student posts tied to the Coral Project and Marie Tessier’s 2015-2016 RJI Fellowship — a project dedicated to boosting the engagement and participation of women in online community forums. Student participation in Tessier’s fellowship began last semester in a senior-level undergraduate course at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

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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.

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  • 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.
  • 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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