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.
Posted on February 10, 2013
My university played host this weekend to several dozen journalism educators and some very wonderful working journalists. They all came to the Journalism Interactive conference to share what they know and learn new things about digital media and… Read More
Posted on January 4, 2013
In this blog post (Why Journalism Tools Gather Dust), Dan Schultz of The Boston Globe describes what amounts to one of the big reasons why news websites are not as successful as they could be. If you borrow code… Read More
Posted on November 10, 2012
A new translation of this guide is now available, thanks to the efforts of Alessandra de Falco, a journalism professor at Universidade Federal de São João del-Rei in Brazil. She uses the guide in her classes. Em Português:… Read More
Posted on October 5, 2012
One meaning of the phrase “visual journalism” is simply photojournalism. There are people who use the two terms interchangeably. I respectfully disagree with that approach — mainly because the word “photojournalism” is perfectly good, and clear. It is… Read More