Journalists need to think like programmers

Following on from the recent ‘do journalists need to code’ debate on this blog and elsewhere, Martin Belam argues the answer is both yes and no.

[J]ournalists don’t all need to be able to write program, but the ability to think like a programmer is an invaluable skill.

For example, being able to spot the difference between a small technical change that has a big impact on story-telling, and what appears to be a small change but which has a hugely expensive technical impact, is an essential skill for someone setting the requirements for changes to a website or a CMS.

Full post at this link…

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