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Should journalists learn to code?

Yes. No.

Interesting debate, at least to me, since I do both, though coding not [lambert blushes modestly] so well.


Submitted by hipparchia on

but you can't make them think.
--old english proverb

otoh, if more of them learn to code, maybe more of them will start to question more cynically things like the models the economists have been using and the trading strategies and derivatives the financiers have been using, and maybe even one or two of them will actually finally do some good, in-depth, knowledgeable investigative reporting.