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14:19

Software project/product management training for newsroom managers/editors?

As journalists learn programming and programmers learn journalism and then go to work in newsrooms, shouldn't there also be a parallel movement to offer newsroom managers/editors training in managing the creation of software, which is a role that's going to be a natural result of the journo-hacker thing?

Seems it would benefit both the newsroom editors/managers and the programmers they supervise if the managers had at least passing familiarity with concepts such as Hofstadter's' Law, the virtues of a programmer, extreme programming and most importantly The Mythical Man-Month.

I mean, it just seems to me that the skill set of managing/editing the creation of story and image content on deadline is very different than that for managing the creation (and maintenance!) of Web software on deadline.

Does anyone know if the Poynter/Nieman/Knight Digital Media Center of the world offer such? Or if they've ever?

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