"Yale's most popular class ever is now available for free online — and the topic is how to be happier in your daily life"
"It’s Curtains for a George Washington Mural in San Francisco. Or Paint, or Panels. Just Hide It!"

"The New York Times has a course to teach its reporters data skills, and now they’ve open-sourced it"

So fine, I suppose the Times should get credit for trying to make sure their reporters have "data skills". But my question is why should such a course be necessary? Aren't the majority of Times reporters college graduates? Shouldn't they have encountered this material there? If not, why shouldn't they be expected to learn about data on their own as employees of the (once) respected Paper of Record?