for journalism

A year ago, Dave Stanton, a Florida-based web developer, journalist and teacher, started a Kickstarter campaign to create a suite of online coding classes for journalists. “We have a pipeline problem for people with data and programming skills in journalism,” he said in his Kickstarter video.

The Kickstarter campaign met its goals, and Stanton has rolled out five of the 10 classes he originally envisioned. The curriculum currently includes Django, Charting & Visualization, Responsive Design, Mapping and Cybersecurity. Coming: Ruby on Rails, Devops, Data Science & Statistics, and Javascript.

Because of a generous grant from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the For Journalism suite is available — free — to partners of the NJ News Commons and students, faculty and staff at Montclair State University.

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For Journalism’s online faculty.

To begin learning these skills online as a partner of the NJ News Commons, register here. You should get permission to go begin the classes within 48 hours. Stanton suggests that novice programmers should begin with the Responsive Design module.

If you have any problems registering, write to our staff.

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