Appendix D: Coding Sheets

News Story Coding Sheet

  1. UNITID: ____

 

  1. COMMUNITY:___

(1 = Newark; 2 = New Brunswick; 3 = Morristown)

 

  1. News source [SOURCE]:___

(Enter Source #; See Source List document)

 

  1. Date, Month [MONTH]:___

 

  1. Date, Day [DAY]:___

 

  1. Date, Year (last two digits only, e.g. 15) [YEAR]:___

(this is the date on which the content being coded was posted)

 

  1. Story is original (1=Yes, 2=No, 3=Unclear) [ORIGINAL]: ____

 

  1. Primary Critical Info Need topic addressed (1-8; 9 = none/other) [CIN1]:___

            [See Critical Information Needs Coding Categories document]

 

  1. Secondary Critical Info Need topic addressed (if more than one) [CIN2]:___
[See Critical Information Needs Coding Categories document]

 

  1. Story is about target community (1=Yes, 2=No, 3=Unclear) [ABOUTCOM]:___

 

  1. Total number of Comments [COMMENTS]:___

 

  1. Total number of Facebook Shares [SHARES]:___

 

  1. Total number of Tweets [TWEETS]:___

 

  1. Notes:

 

Social Media Coding Sheet

 

 

  1. UNITID: ____

 

  1. COMMUNITY:___

(1 = Newark; 2 = New Brunswick; 3 = Morristown)

 

  1. News source [SOURCE]:___

(Enter Source #; See Source List document)

 

  1. Date, Month [MONTH]:___

 

  1. Date, Day [DAY]:___

 

  1. Date, Year (last two digits only, e.g. 15) [YEAR]:___

(this is the date on which the content being coded was produced)

 

  1. TIME:_______

(e.g., 22.15, 08.30, etc.)

 

  1. Social media platform [PLATFORM]:___

(1=Facebook, 2=Twitter)

 

  1. Primary Critical Info Need topic addressed (1-8; 9 = none/other) [CIN1]:___

            [See Critical Information Needs Coding Categories document]

 

  1. Secondary Critical Info Need topic addressed (if more than one) [CIN2]:___
[See Critical Information Needs Coding Categories document]

 

  1. Post is a retweet/share from another source (1=Yes; 2= No) [RETWEET/SHARE]

 

  1. Post is about target community (1=Yes, 2=No, 3=Unclear) [ABOUTCOM]:___

 

  1. Total number of Likes (Facebook) or Favorites (Twitter) [#LIKES/FAVES]:___

 

  1. Total number of Comments (Facebook) [#FBCOMMENTS]:___

 

  1. Total number of Shares (Facebook) or Retweets (Twitter) [#SHARES/RETWEETS]:___