5 things I think journalism students need to know about technology
Martin Belam

Totally agree. I’m amazed how many times understanding very basic coding has saved me over the years when something is displaying in an odd way or being able to knock something up very quickly.

I’d also add a basic understanding of domains and hosting, so that if you need to build something quickly even on a hosted platform, you can at least buy a domain and point it at the right place…

The analytics point matters not just for understanding how people are reacting to what you write, but it also leads into understanding how data can be incredibly useful, and what can and can’t be measured, and used.