Link: A Completely Arbitrary List of Takeaways From Two Unconferences

Problems I would love to have to talk about: What is the career path for a developer in a newsroom? There isn’t one right now. Who will be the first to hire a developer as an assistant managing editor or above? I ache for the day we have to discuss this instead of the scarcity of talent. I long for the day when we have to debate turning over editorial strategy to someone who came into the newsroom to build apps. That will be a great day.

As the first digital editors have begun to ascend to leadership roles in the newsroom, I think this will become more commonplace. But the sooner the better?

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