Networked Tactics for Gender Representation in the News

Matias, J. N. "Networked Tactics for Gender Representation in the News"


This thesis presents research on gender disparities in online news, followed with three open source designs that attempt to address those disparities. Open Gender Tracker is a platform that applies automated gender analysis to electronic content sources. FollowBias is a behavioral experiment on the effectiveness of personal trackers to manage the biases of journalists and curators. Passing On uses data and stories to attract and coordinate participants to expand the visibility of women in Wikipedia. These three designs are offered as inspirations for a paradigm of technologies to measure and change women's representation in the news.

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