Innovation and Future Technology for Journalists — Sydney

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Journalists are on the front line of the tech revolution. Changing journalism business models combined with the constant influx of new technologies to report, journalists need all the help they can get to keep up. Learning to code will give you a better understanding of what is possible with technology and enable you to translate complex ideas to your readers and viewers.


  • Are you are print, online, radio or television journalist?
  • Do you produce content for media organisations or companies?
  • Do you feel overwhelmed by the constant stream of new technologies?
  • Do you want to find new ways to make your workload lighter yet still reach more people?


  • build a web application that helps journalists and producers reach more readers or viewers
  • feel comfortable talking about the potential of technology with clients and developers
  • see new ways technology can improve journalism business models
  • be inspired by the possibilities Artificial Intelligence and other emerging technologies can bring to journalism and media industries
  • understand how coding will help you in your career and with your work
  • be able to design and build a web page using HTML, CSS and modern design libraries like Bootstrap
  • have played with raw code to understand the five programming fundamental concepts
  • know the "Application Design Process" and be able to work through it from ideation to launch


# Module Details
Day 01
1. The future is now An introduction to emerging technology and how AI, IoT and Blockchain is changing the way journalists and producers work
2. Web design Build a web page with HTML, CSS and Bootstrap.
Lunch break
3. Coding fundamentals Learn the five basic concepts and use developer tools.
Tea break
4. Web application development frameworks Use Ruby on Rails to instantly create an application.
5. Build an app After learning all the fundamentals on day one, you bring all that together to create an application from idea to launch.

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