Will Columbia-Trained, Code-Savvy Journalists Bridge the Media/Tech Divide? | Wired.com

Columbia University will soon offer a combined engineering and journalism degree. It’s a unique program the Ivy League institution hopes will produce cross-disciplinary ninjas prepared to develop the newsrooms of the future. The new Master of Science Program in Computer Science and Journalism is the first of its kind, according to Shree Nayar, who chairs the computer science department at Columbia’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, which offers the program with the Columbia School of Journalism.

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