«What Educators Should Understand About Code and Journalism»

Algunas líneas de este texto de Mindy McAdams, profesora de periodismo en la Universidad de Florida:
«I’ve heard too many people say a journalist doesn’t need to know any web code because all online sites use a CMS (content management system) with templates that have a fixed design. In other words, you just dump your text in, and the CMS does the rest. That works if all you produce is text. For in-depth stories, investigative stories, longform stories, however–guess what?
Programming languages certainly can enhance a journalist’s ability to sort and make sense of data, especially when the data sets are really large.
JavaScript is the one language that will give journalists a view of how the web works.»