Quill: Digital Media Toolbox | Society of Professional Journalists | Improving and protecting journalism since 1909

Great piece by Neil Reisner at SPJ Quill:

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Digital Media Toolbox

Are journalism students up to code?

By Neil Reisner

Ecclesiastes put it this way: “There’s nothing new under the sun.”

I recall the Old Testament curmudgeon every time I come across another pundit proclaiming how journalism schools must teach every student “data-based journalism,” how to wrangle “big data,” and how to create “data visualizations” and “code.”

It’s not true.

Read more: Quill: Digital Media Toolbox | Society of Professional Journalists | Improving and protecting journalism since 1909.

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Categories: Journalism & Media Studies

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