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I’m a journalist – should I learn programming?

July 21st, 2010Posted by in Data, Editors' pick, Online Journalism

Many reporters are starting to move on from the world of HTML or CSS coding and getting to grips with more technical programming knowledge.

But web development isn’t for everyone, so how do you know if it will be right for you? Using some trusty know-how and specially selected questions, digital journalist Mark Luckie has tried to help reporters answer that very question.

His flowchart, shown below, is hosted on his 10,000 words blog.

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  • Roy Lancaster

    I’m a programmer, for 5 years now, and 80% of the people I know that earns their living with a programming job should seriously stop everything and learn how to program.

    What I’m saying is, if I start a blog and started writing, that wouldn’t make me a journalist, would it?

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