Why every journalist should learn design
by Hannah Bass
You know what was actually a really useful bit of my masters? Learning the basics of InDesign. I moaned at first – ‘I’m never going to be a designer or a sub!’ – but, actually, that’s the point.
I totally agree with Dan Gillmor when he says that journalism students should be taught the basics of design and coding and then given the opportunity to work with students specialising in those fields.
He writes: ‘Teach students not just the basics of digital media but also the value of data and programming to their future work. This doesn’t necessarily mean that they need to become programmers; but they absolutely need to know how to communicate with programmers.’
to read more
(posted by PL)