Should journalists learn programming skills?: A Flowchart – 10,000 Words

With the current revolution in technology and journalism, many journalism pundits are blindly advocating non-technical journalists learn programming and web development skills. Programming, as opposed to coding HTML or CSS, takes a considerable time commitment to learn and may or may not come natural to the average journalist.

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MediaShift . Why Journalists Should Learn Computer Programming | PBS

Yes, journalists should learn how to program. No, not every journalist should learn it right now — just those who want to stay in the industry for another ten years. More seriously, programming skills and knowledge enable us traditional journalists to tell better and more engaging stories.

via MediaShift . Why Journalists Should Learn Computer Programming | PBS.