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The Guardian invests in teaching people how to code

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The Guardian invests in teaching people how to code

IJNet | February 14, 2014

A major media company investing in programmers, how Facebook handles the news and more effects of the digital media revolution on journalism in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

Guardian Media Group takes 15 percent stake in digital training company

The parent company of the Guardian has taken a minority stake in Decoded, the London-based digital training company that promises to teach people how to use computer code in a day. (Guardian, 2/14)

The Facebook effect on the news

Social networks are the new front page and homepage for news. But on Facebook, it's not the "news" that readers come to see or click to leave. (The Atlantic, 2/12)

Supply of news is dwindling amid the digital media transformation

Despite the proliferation of new digital news ventures, hard information is becoming more difficult to procure. As a result, consumers may become less informed about broad issues of general interest. (Los Angeles Times, 2/2)

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