For experienced developers and journalists who are just starting to experiment with coding, GitHub is the place to go for resources and inspiration. Many newsrooms use it to make the code from projects and tools they've worked on publicly available.
In this article on IJNet, Spanish translator Ana Prieto explains that GitHub makes collaborating on digital projects easier, and refers to a GitHub guide for journalists written by former ICFJ Knight Fellow Miguel Paz, who is also a professor at CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism. Paz's guide is in Spanish, but Prieto recommends a similar guide in English, available on the 18F website.
The article explains the benefits for reporters using GitHub, such as the ability to make changes to projects and easily track them, and also points out some of the challenges of teaching coding basics to journalists.
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