Journalists, programmers join forces to form group


As our CNJ 515 class points out to journalism students, the Internet, and new technologies generally, present journalists with both new opportunities and challenges. It’s not rare for lifetime technology users becoming journalists, or experienced journalists new to technology, to have knowledge gaps as these two fields rapidly converge.

The grassroots organization Hacks/Hackers understands the importance of understanding both technology and journalistic principles if one is to move forward with the “future of news and information.”

The organization has chapters all over the world and easily accessible information on how to form new chapter if one is so inclined. The organization’s blog includes posts like How will learning to code make me a better journalist? and What do developers get out of learning about journalism? but it also provides useful how to-s such as How Journalists can use Excel to organize data for stories.



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