Tech-savvy journalisten?

June 12, 2007

Moeten journalisten leren programmeren? Sommigen denken van wel. De Northwestern University in Illinois lanceert een special journalism scholarship for computer programmers.

“We’re not saying that every graduating journalism student should also be an expert in programming. What we are saying is that it would benefit that any organization, and in particular computer scientists who love and understand journalism (…) What we’re thinking is that if there were more people with both the journalistic knowledge to understand what makes a good story and the expertise to carry it out then [news] organizations would benefit.(Gary Kebbel)

Het kan in elk geval helpen, maar een investering in een gebruiksvriendelijk platform én voldoende technische assistentie is meer waard.

Je moet weten wat html en css is, maar je moet er online niet je tekst mee bouwen. Je moet kunnen bloggen (lang leve WYSIWYG) en weten wat Web 2.0 is. Je moet templates kunnen aanpassen, maar geen hele website bouwen.

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