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.
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.
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.