It’s oversimplified to call it a right-brain, left-brain difference, but it’s clear that while programmers and journalists need each other, they don’t always find it easy to work together. Differences in project needs and personal styles can add to the disconnect.
Below, you can replay a chat we held about the practical ways to help journalists and programmers collaborate. Here are the folks we talked to:
- Matt Waite, Senior News Technologist, St. Petersburg TImes/tampabay.com and PolitiFact
- Rich Gordon, associate professor and director of digital innovation at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism
- Burt Herman, Journalist and entrepreneur, Hacks/Hackers
- Niran Babalola, Software Engineer, The Texas Tribune