NYT and the ultimate job requirements of the modern journalist

A job advert landed in my inbox for an 'interactive story designer' at the New York Times.I reproduce it in full as a guide to where we should be at as digital-era journalists. The ad outlines tech/coding skills requirements, with the assumption that the candidate will have a news nose and … [Read more...]

AppMachine: the £350 off-the-shelf ‘build your own’ mobile app

"Build your own app, no programming knowledge necessary."Eight ordinary words, but what sweet poetry. Well, poetic at least to me as I reel like a drunk man through HTML, CSS, PHP and quell horreur, Ruby (on rails, with skates on, on steroids, whatever), dreaming sweet little dreams of coding my own … [Read more...]