Get with the Program: The Benefits of Coding Skills in the Newsroom

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As  the skills needed to work in digital journalism continue to develop, coding remains a valuable asset for news organisations looking to enhance their reporting.

But what are the benefits of mastering data cleaning and the essential elements of web or app development, and do reporters need to know how to do any of it, or can this just be left to the mass of programmers that have entered newsrooms over the last few years?

“It’s been a very big shift over the last couple of years,” said Karrie Kehoe, a freelance journalist who works on the data team at The Times and The Sunday Times.

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