Assignments for April 26

While still keeping up with our postings as usual, we’re finally heading into the home stretch.

Each class member needs to be sure to get at least 50 different people to answer our online questionnaire at http://go.illinois.edu/tweets. It’s vitally important that we complete getting our responses before class this coming Tuesday.

As results come in, make sure we are getting an appropriate mix of demographics by checking the list of who has responded at http://media290.h.media.illinois.edu/survey/respondents.log.  Raw data, rating each tweet, also may be viewed live at http://media290.h.media.illinois.edu/survey/answers.log.

Learn about data analysis and reporting

Now also is the time for Teams 1 and 2 (Alia, BlaizeColleenHenryKhaoulaMasicMike, RheaRuoxi and Ryan V.) need to begin learning how to do correlation, factor or other curvilinear analysis of the data so that you can lead the entire class in analyzing results after they come in.

Meanwhile, Team 3 (Aaron, BreaMicheleMolly and Ryan D.should be busy expanding upon and adding footnote references to our poster (4.7MB PDF) text to prepare the first segments of our final report. The full set of source files (55.8MB ZIP) also are available. Technical problems prevented inclusion of the charts for each tweet, but otherwise all content seems to have made its way onto the poster.

Submit your grading contract

This also is the week for everyone to submit by private email to ekmeyer@illinois.edu your grading contract, assessing what grade you believe you should receive in the course and outlining, based on specific work performed, you believe that grade is merited.

We’ll talk more about all of these things Tuesday, but time is drawing short, and we need to make sure everyone accomplishes what needs to be done before class.


ursAlia, Masic and Ruoxi presented our project from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday in South Lounge of Illini Union. 

Eric Meyer

Eric Meyer

Associate professor of Journalism at University of Illinois
Former news photo and graphics (page 1) editor of Milwaukee Journal. Current president and publisher of three weeklies in Kansas. Founder of former NewsLink online resource and former co-publisher of American Journalism Review online. Former associate dean for student services and administration. Pulitzer Prize nominee for coverage of computer hackers. Sunday editor of Bloomington (Illinois) Pantagraph. As a student, editor-in-chief of University Daily Kansan.
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Former news photo and graphics (page 1) editor of Milwaukee Journal. Current president and publisher of three weeklies in Kansas. Founder of former NewsLink online resource and former co-publisher of American Journalism Review online. Former associate dean for student services and administration. Pulitzer Prize nominee for coverage of computer hackers. Sunday editor of Bloomington (Illinois) Pantagraph. As a student, editor-in-chief of University Daily Kansan.