The Big Conundrum: Should Journalists Learn Code?

By: Jackie Spinner | American Journalism Review

In the new multimedia world journalists inhabit, Fernando Diaz, the managing editor of Hoy, Chicago’s Spanish-language daily, is placing his bets on computer codes.

His last two hires were both developers: Nick Bennett, who has extensive experience in data mining, software development and Python (a programming language) and Lucio Villa, a computer developer who is also a photojournalist.

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