Evaluation - The Anniston Star
The Anniston Star hosted the first graduate program in community journalism inside the paper’s newsroom. Six masters students received training in various aspects of local news reporting. The program intended to not only affect how they report news but expected to have an impact on the content of the newspaper itself. To measure whether this outcome occured, Philliber engaged in a detailed content analysis of The Star, coding qualitative material over time. This project is an example of evaluation of training but also of our work in coding content.