September 27, 2011 - Just in time to fit into your fall syllabus—a case about the Los Angeles Times and its 2010 series ranking elementary public school teachers. We think you'll find this a thought-provoking and stimulating case to use with students in courses on education reporting, editorial decisionmaking, and data journalism. It is called: Rating Teachers: a Job for Journalists? The Los Angeles Times and "Value-Added" Analysis.
A reminder for those of you who teach about digital media—its effects both on reporting and on the business model. Consider ordering our book: Our Digital Future: Boardrooms and Newsrooms. It conveniently packages 10 cases, and includes Teaching Notes, Epilogues and suggested syllabi. Use it yourself, or as a textbook! You can buy it either at Amazon or at Barnes & Noble.