Posted on April 8, 2014
Posted on April 26, 2013
In the semester now ending, I taught a course in coding for journalism students. You can see the detailed course schedule online. Here are all the PowerPoints I showed in that class. You can view them on SlideShare… Read More
Posted on March 31, 2013
Have you been noticing all the pretty sliding/scrolling articles that are popping up around the Internetz? My students think they’re wonderful, and so do I. So let’s look at a roundup of some great ones. Of course we’ll… Read More
Posted on February 16, 2013
There’s been a lot of talk about journalists learning to code, and that conversation mainly centers on programming. When we say programming, we mean the use of computer programming languages, which cause things to happen. Things happen because a user — a member of the audience — touches something or adds some information. Interaction. Programming makes things happen.
I want to write a short series of posts about coding, for journalists. That includes journalism students. And yes — it includes the journalism educators too.
Today I’m starting with something we call code, but most people would agree it is not programming. The system we use to present information on Web pages begins with HTML, a markup language that structures the content of the page.