Coding for working journalists

By Wirenews

CodeXnews, an introductory seminar on Data Journalism and Coding by practicing experts was conducted at Network 18 Studio in Noida. Coding or computer programming is a crucial aspect of digital journalism, yet confusion abounds as to what it is, and what it is useful for.

Hacks/Hackers Delhi brought together coders, journalists-turned-coders, coders-turned-journalists, journalists and product managers for a talk. And this helped many to pick up some basic terminology and an understanding of how codes interact with journalism. 

Meera K, Co-Founder, Citizen Matters talked about 'How to think like a coder'. Harry Stevens, Journalist, Hindustan Times discussed collecting data and communicating it. Gurman Bhatia, Data Journalist, Hindustan Times explained the possibilities of code for journalism and its limitations. Sheikh Saaliq, Digital Producer, News18.com shared his experience on using third-party maps tools to coding them himself. Ravi Bajpai, ICFJ Knight Fellow spoke about the role of code in gathering data and Avinash Celestine, Co-Founder, HowIndiaLives.com showcased his ideas on coding. 

H R Venkatesh, ICFJ-Knight Fellow introduced speakers to the audience. Quality journalism makes a difference in the lives of people everywhere. It is time for every journalist learn to share more and care more! 








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