If you think you can read this book to learn, you're wrong. Unfortunately this lesson won't have a fixed start and end date. You love writing? That's great, but honestly it won't be sufficient. Here's why you won't win, if you're reluctant to "spend time exploring something that doesn't have an explicit or immediate payoff," and it is also a first answer to how to teach j-students if the instruction manual is missing:
[Mindy McAdams:] But before we can teach journalism students about code, we have to bring them to a place where they can appreciate what journalists use it for.Nieman Lab :: The ability to learn on your own and teach yourself new skills depends on your willingness to play, experiment, make mistakes, and stick with things that take much longer than you had expected. But the reality of American education in 2012 is that if the teacher is not going to grade an assignment, the student will not do it. Unless, of course, they must do it under the teacher’s nose, during class.