Reporters are increasingly being asked to think digitally, not just in terms of what headlines may work best on social media or the reading habits of an online audience, but also in giving stories a digital treatment.
If a story is going to be turned into an interactive or graphic then the developer tasked with building said graphic will need to know where the story is going and how it should be presented.
Noah Veltman, a Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellow and web developer, has put together some handy advice on how reporters should approach this relationship and what developers will be looking to know about the project as they work through it. Communication is key here, and Veltman’s tips can help repoters to think a bit more like developers, and vice versa.
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