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The former newspaper known as the New York Times now openly employs a reporter of easy virtue and a virulent feminist racist on its editorial board. So why not also have a "gender editor" who has to handle "manterruptions," and whose dog has an Instagram account? Seriously, you can't make this stuff up:

What kind of tech tools can journalists use to create better gender representation in their reporting?

We have a tool internally that tracks the gender breakdown of front-page bylines on any given day, and another that will show the gender ratio of subjects cited in an article as we are writing. But there are also a ton of external sources that anyone can use, too.

For sourcesRequest a Scientist (for female scientists); Women Also Know Stuff (for political scientists); Diverse Sources (for science and environment experts); Foreign Policy Interrupted (for foreign policy); SheSource (generalized); Columbia Journalism Review’s database of women, nonbinary and people of color sources; and SourceList, a Brookings Institution database of female experts on tech policy.

For your Twitter feedDiversify Your Feed is a tool that will tell you the gender breakdown of the people you follow on Twitter, with plans to eventually expand the tool to track race, sexuality, religion and politics. For being a woman in a meetingWoman Interrupted App claims to track how often you’re being interrupted in meetings. Research has long found that women are twice as likely as men to be interrupted. And it’s worse for women of color.

In case you're interested:

Jessica Bennett is gender editor at The Times and the author of “Feminist Fight Club.” You can follow her dog on Instagram: @CharlestheDog. Or follow her on Twitter: @jessicabennett.