I still be a week or two evaluating your project and site. I wanted to take a few minutes a give you some early feedback.
Who do you think gets [it] right?
1) Hm. Let me first say The Coral Project isn't my main focus. I expected to spend at most 8 hours evaluating your site cuz I'm a nice guy (wink.) Now seeing the wide scope and sheer volume of material published and (particularly) linked here I'm impressed.
2) Anyway, new plan, I'm going to spend about another 40 hours here and the same amount looking at The Intercept. That figure includes about 8 hours for trolling Glenn (wink again.)
3) TI's site is sort of my (tiny) case study. I have spent many hours there including my "personal" time. I have been making vague complaints that the site is a bit basic. I had overlooked their great Documents section and ?Snowden? section. Good search tools as well.
4) (TI) You can combine that with a few articles there (and here that I could cite) that I'll use as a well sourced desk reference on a few topics. Respect. The comments section are of equal value to articles in this regard. They should stay open. Obviously.
What kind of enhancements would you like to see in our work?
As an evaluator and developer, the current Agile methodology is (by design) biased towards being reactive rather that visionary. I sorry, there has to be a five year plan and scope for The Coral Project. But... it (visionary thinking) does exist and take place among the developers and other steak holders, vegetarians and various members of the meritocracy. All (successful) Agile developers adapt the paradigm and address these issues. Do you?
As a stakeholder, this visionary process is opaque. I believe you do (sincerely) want to engage the community. More importantly, we can be leveraged more effectively. Regardless, I know I am quite interested in that conversation.
I'm out of time and it's TL;DR but originally I would have given a detailed response on the site user experience. The short version:
.This isn't a new site, you get low marks for growth of engagement for what seems like a (potentially?) very broad community. Nobody is talking. Perhaps it's less problematic and resource intensive. The enthusiasm of your team stands out though. Could we examine the process here when a single commenter begins to dominate the conversation?
You get high marks for presentation, navigation, depth and continuity of content, (also not being fake news) Have a Mostly Accurate... and a cookie (the UI had no cookie) Lol.
So. Good job.