Martin Belam hits the nail on the head:
"I've yet to see a software developer stand up and say that "citizen coders" will inevitably devalue the work that they do, and lead to job losses and a lack of quality in the sector.
The second thing is the whole premise itself – do journalists need to be able to program?
But my answer is that no, journalists don't all need to be able to write program, but the ability to think like a programmer is an invaluable skill."
Question remains, which is the best way to teach someone to think like a programmer?
Whilst I was at Teesside University we ditched Dreamweaver for CMS/template based design, and we're about to enter the same discussions at Bournemouth University over the summer. Looking forward to it 😉
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