Tyler Machado works on data, graphics, bots and journalism. He is the editorial developer at Harvard Business Review in Boston.
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What Do You Do, Again?
The humans behind specialized news-nerd job titles talk about their workPosted on
What does a producer do? How about an engagement reporter? Is “data editor” the same role across newsrooms? We set out to discover what happens behind the titles, one job at a time.
Lonely Coders, Here’s How to Get Things Done
Connect with new people, invest in your skills, and reclaim your to-do listPosted on
Many of us newsroom coders work as one-person bands, whether we’re with big employers or smaller ones. Even with growing interest and investment in digitally native news and the slow fade of the ink-stained wretch archetype, our industry’s reporter-to-coder ratio isn’t in the coder’s favor yet, and informal chat with office colleagues probably doesn’t get too technical outside of New York, D.C., and the Bay Area. This means we news nerds face challenges different from those of our old-school journalist colleagues and the coder-obsessed startup world. We can’t be content with simply writing code—we have to be simultaneously comfortable with mostly working alone and interfacing with co-workers outside our tribe, and we have to be in charge of our own professional development, without a traditional map.