The objective is to create open-source tools and resources for publishers of all sizes to build better communities around their journalism.
Launched in 2014, The Coral Project is a collaboration between the Mozilla Foundation, The New York Times, and The Washington Post, and is funded by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
It’s a free web platform realized to promote a productive community, which creates software that publishers can use to better connect with their community, and that journalists can use to better connect with publishers.
In the website they also collect, support, and share practices, tools, and studies to improve communities on the web.
Useful tools are available on the website, for example a card game, to help people think about the structure of online communities. In the section dedicated to the community many contributors discuss about online communities, comment sections and journalism.
Click here and get involved in The Coral Project!