#GAReads | Financial Times tool warns if articles quote too many men

 photo credit: Financial Times [ CC BY 2.0 ],  via Wikimedia Commons

photo credit: Financial Times [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Financial Times tool warns if articles quote too many men”:

The Financial Times is automatically warning its journalists if their articles quote too many men, in an attempt to force writers to look for expert women to include in their pieces.

The media organisation found that only 21% of people quoted in the FT were women, prompting the development of a bot that uses pronouns and analysis of first names to determine whether a source is male or a female. Section editors will then be alerted if they are not doing enough to feature women in their stories.

Read Jim Waterson’s full article at The Guardian here…