Even before Harvey Weinstein was exposed, before the #metoo movement and before Time's Up, The New York Times was planning a new way to cover gender from its newsroom. As part of a broader push to try to increase diversity in their reporting, The Times appointed Francesca Donner director of its "gender initiative", which included the paper's first gender editor, Jessica Bennett, who started work the same day The Times published its Harvey Weinstein story.

The Times says the role is not to reintroduce "women's pages", but to make sure gender is included or used as a "lens" to cover gender within other stories. Donner has been speaking about the initiative in Australia this week, and has said it's been well-received both internally and externally.