Flowchart: Should journalists learn to code?
On Monday, Olga Khazan wrote at the Atlantic that journalism schools shouldn't require reporters to learn to code. She writes, "If you want to be a reporter, learning code will not help. It will only waste time that you should have been using to write freelance articles or do internships -- the real factors that lead to these increasingly scarce positions."
As it turns out, "Should you learn to code?" isn't a binary question. To help clear things up, I made a flowchart:
[Flowchart by David Holmes]
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