Knight News Challenge: Speed Dating Results

December 2, 2013

As you prepare for this week’s Knight News Challenge presentations, I wanted to give you an idea of where your proposals stood in the eyes of your classmates (and in relation to them). The table below is not necessarily indicative of your final grade – a good rating from your classmates doesn’t necessarily mean a good fit for the project, and a poor one doesn’t necessarily mean the project has no hope. Have a look:

(KEY: C = Category; Fit = Fit with Category; Inn = Innovation; Acc = Improved Public Access to Information)

First Name Last Name C Fit Inn Acc TOTAL AVG
Timothy Saar M 9.22 9.22 8.67 27.11 9.04
Ian Moore M 9.44 8.67 8.89 27.00 9.00
Kevin Duvall D 9.00 8.78 8.89 26.67 8.89
Whitney Godwin M 8.11 9.22 9.22 26.56 8.85
Ryan Glaspell M 8.89 8.89 8.67 26.44 8.81
Eva Buchman M 9.00 8.22 8.89 26.11 8.70
Samantha Cart N 8.67 8.33 8.67 25.67 8.56
Emily Cotter H 9.00 8.22 8.44 25.67 8.56
Abigail Campbell M 8.22 8.11 9.11 25.44 8.48
Ilyssa Miroshnik M 8.67 8.22 8.56 25.44 8.48
Natalie Snyder H 9.11 7.89 8.44 25.44 8.48
Karlea Pack D 8.67 8.33 8.33 25.33 8.44
Daniel Krotz M 8.56 7.56 8.44 24.56 8.19
Madison Blankenship M 8.89 7.67 7.78 24.33 8.11
Michael Martin M 7.67 7.78 8.44 23.89 7.96
Zachary Voreh M 8.78 7.89 7.22 23.89 7.96
Rachel Simpkins N 7.67 7.44 7.67 22.78 7.59
Ryan Fadus N 7.67 6.33 7.44 21.44 7.15
Bryan Bumgardner Not Present
Trent Cunningham Not Present
Charles Richardson Not Present

One note: It’s typical that the resulting scores of the speed dating assignments tend to be a little … inflated. Perhaps it’s an effect of having the person you’re evaluating sitting across from you, but bear this in mind when making tweaks, because I will have no such anxiety in my own grading (not to sound ominous, just straightforward).