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Happy Hacktoberfest!

Be part of Hacktoberfest and help improve our tools … Read More

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Listening 101

To understand what someone is trying to say, do the hard work … Read More

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De Correspondent: A New Kind of Journalism

“We tell our journalists: talking with readers is not extra work. It is your work.” … Read More

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12 Tips For Doing Journalism With Communities

If you plan it right, this can be the most fulfilling work of your career … Read More

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Help Us Broaden The Conversation

Announcing our latest research collaboration, an investigation into underserved communities of color … Read More

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How To Build A Community Liaison Team

Inside Fusion’s attempts at a different kind of engagement … Read More

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Building Productive Partnerships for Community Engaged Journalism

How can you build connections that lead to great journalistic content? … Read More

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What Women Want in a Community

To increase the diversity of your community, you need to know the social rewards and cues that work for many women … Read More

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Time for Change

If we aren’t listening to people every day, why should they listen to us? … Read More

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Coding Away The Game

How Slashdot improved behavior using a secret piece of programming … Read More

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When The Trolls Arrive

In the second part in our series on the creation of Slashdot, its co-founder reflects on the arrival of the trolls … Read More

Let’s Begin at the Beginning

Rob Malda, co-founder of Slashdot, starts a series on how he built the world-famous online community … Read More

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Three new users

We’ve added some new users to our personas list … Read More

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New Community Tools : Groundsource

GroundSource increases audience engagement through the simplest of tech platforms … Read More

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Finding Your Top Commenters

What the New York Times learned from talking to its top contributors … Read More

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Beyond Comments: Our First Event

What would our software look like as a real-world experience? … Read More

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Creating Community Culture

How to build a space that helps people build relationships with each other … Read More

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Alternative News Editors Offer Alternatives to Commenting

What can Taylor Swift and the Super Bowl teach us about audience? … Read More

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Join us

We’ve opened up our repos, launched a community forum, and we want you to join us in our mission. … Read More

Advice for the Accidental Community Manager

Librarian, internet folk hero and former Metafilter moderator Jessamyn West explains how to run a successful community. … Read More


Raising Women’s Voices

The absence of women’s voices is a problem for democracy, and for news organizations’ bottom lines.
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Our Code of Conduct

We expect everyone contributing to The Coral Project to follow this code. … Read More

I’ve done a lot of internet commentary

Comment sections exist because we feel a need to connect around the news. How do we honor that intention while creating a safer space for everyone? … Read More

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Designing Digital Communities @ SRCCON

What’s the worst online community you could imagine? The answers from SRCCON attendees might horrify you. … Read More