Last year, Stanton, a developer from Gainesville, Fla., successfully funded a Kickstarter campaign for the project, exceeding its $32,000 goal and bringing in a little more than $34,000. Newsrooms like Digital First Media and NBC News also backed the project.
“We have a pipeline problem for people with data and programming skills for journalism,” Stanton said on the project’s Kickstarter page. “There are great organizations and institutions making tremendous headway, but we need an industry-wide solution for educating the next generation of journalists.”
Courses include data visualization, information management, responsive design, mapping, and cybersecurity and online privacy and are all taught by industry professionals. Each class contains an ebook, screencasts, code repositories and forums.
Courses cost $20 each, making it affordable for journalism students and professional journalists looking to brush up on their coding skills.
For more information, visit forjournalism.com.