Learning to code for research and analysis - Khazan talks a lot about positioning yourself to get hired and a lot less about whether technical skills might help you keep the job by actually being good at it. If you want to work on a subject like school performance, crime, government spending, or any of the countless others that involve complex data, having a technical toolset is important. A little bit of code can give you a big leg up in terms of finding, cleaning, and exploring data.
Important read. This is relevant not just for journalists, but really anyone working in Communications-type jobs.