As we talk with people about the fellowships, one question keeps coming up: I’m a talented coder—why develop in the newsroom? So this week, one month out from our deadline to apply, we’ve posed that very question to people who do this for a living. (more)
Dan Sinker, Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Project
So, why develop in the newsroom? Newsrooms differ from publication to publication, but generally, here’s my take on why you might want to work in one, dear talented coder:
Because what other job would have you at various points:
Develop in the newsroom because you like challenges that come with rewards. Do it because you’ll love it.