This is a commentary on what we have been learning in class the last couple of weeks. I am by no means great at coding, but I am actually very glad that we have been practicing it in this class. A journalism mentor told me this summer that her best advice for me going into the workforce is to learn as much about the web that I possibly can. It may take a lot longer than my senior year of college, but that is what I intend to do.
I first began learning HTML and CSS last year in my online journalism class. I was completely fresh with the programs, and it took me quite a while to learn the most basic aspects of the language. At this point, I can code a very basic website, but I am still learning and hope to develop my HTML and CSS skills further.
I was very excited when I found out that we would be learning some basic coding in this class. I think it will be very beneficial in trying to find an entry level position in journalism. I have heard from so many different people that the more technological programs you know, the better. It looks great on a resume, and it also looks good to employers who are in need of technologically savvy employees.
In addition to class I am also working on recoding a portion of the Thread website using the WordPress platform. It has presented a bit of a challenge, but I think it is great hands on experience and I hope it will better me in the future.