This writer spent two years trying to fix the gender imbalance in stories – and did it

Ed Yong is a staff writer at The Atlantic writing about qualified people who happen to be women. Luckily, it’s getting increasingly easier to find such people. Journalist Christina Selby, writing at the Open Notebook, compiled a list of tips for diversifying sources. Journalist Mollie Bloudoff-Indelicato created Diverse Sources, a searchable database of underrepresented experts in science. 500 Women Scientists, a nonprofit, created Request a Woman Scientist, a similar (and larger) database. Both can be filtered by country, specialty, and more… And if these all fail, the most basic journalistic method always works: Ask someone. Get people in the field to suggest names.