Course Evaluation Customization Form

Viewing: COMM 177B, section 01

Also listed as COMM 277B, section 01


Term: 1192 - 1192
Instructor: Phillips

Learning Goals

Understand the mix of soft and hard skills that go into data journalism.
How well did you achieve this learning goal in this course?


Develop the ability to find the newsworthy components out of data.
How well did you achieve this learning goal in this course?


Learn how to develop a journalistic story or story pitch.
How well did you achieve this learning goal in this course?


Course Elements

How useful to you were the in-class discussions?


How useful to you were the group work activities?


How useful to you was the group project?


How useful to you was the syllabus?


Additional Questions

How much of an understanding did you gain of the journalistic process through your project work?


Do you think you could analyze, report and write a data journalism story now?


Now that you have completed the inaugural Big Local Journalism class, please weigh in on potential paths forward for the course. Which is preferable from your point of view, for students to be provided discrete, already prepared and cleaned data for more clearly defined projects, or should the class follow the pattern from this year, where students worked to research and identify new data, clean and analyze data already obtained and develop out stories or story paths going forward.



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