Writing with Kent State University professor Jacqueline Marino, I explore the teaching of collaborative journalism and computer sciences courses for Harvard’s Nieman Report: Professor’s Corner:
It used to be that calling a journalist a “hack” was considered an insult. Now, tack on “-er” and more than likely the reporter will be flattered. Today tech-savvy journalists are mapping stories, figuring out new ways to share mobile-based news, and changing how investigative reporters gather and analyze their information. This expanding digital landscape for news, especially the significance of data and the promise of mobile, means that computer programming is becoming yet another skill to be taught in journalism classes.