Team Name SJSU CRIMEWATCH:
What we did the past week: We submitted one 90 second in-depth story and daily content of incidents that have happened around campus.
Issues we had with gathering material (finding sources, verifying facts, interviews, etc.): Former Police Chief Decena was the source we got to interview. We posted from bulletin but did not verify certain incidents such as “medical attention.”
Issues we had with producing the content (writing, recording, editing, etc.): Vinny had trouble access Selina Storyline and was not able to post from her account. Need to have Vinny’s storyline figured out.
Technical issues (with WordPress or Alexa, etc.):None.
Other questions we ran into:
What we are going to do this week. Things to improve. Who is doing what:We plan to improve by:
Introduce each post with “Here are Wednesday’s top THREE (any #) crime stories”
Include the time and date!
Call police to ask questions about at LEAST one story per reporter
Instead of writing the script for Alexa, RECORD the scripts in your voice
Order the stories in ORDER OF IMPORTANCE
How we are going to test our skill this week: Instead of just posting to storyline we will test with Alexa
Team Name (tag this post with your team name as well): SJSU Crime Watch
What we did the past week: Posted one flash briefing. Gathered info for one in-depth story.
Issues we had with gathering material (finding sources, verifying facts, interviews, etc.): The material is not posted on the SJSU crime bulletin in real time so we have to wait 24 hours before we can see it. Our posts will include events from the previous day instead of the day of publication.
Issues we had with producing the content (writing, recording, editing, etc.): None
Technical issues (with WordPress or Alexa, etc.): Vinny cannot access storyline.
Other questions we ran into: None
What we are going to do this week. Things to improve. Who is doing what: This week we will produce an in-depth story and update SJSU Crime Watch skill every day or as many days as there is content on the crime log.
How we are going to test our skill this week: Ask Alexa to read the in-depth story.
Help we need: Ideas for future in-depth stories.
Ortega is an economist, professor, powerlifter and hopes to soon add California lieutenant governor to the list. A firm believer in the power of the individual and the value of education, Ortega wishes to take her role as advocate for students to the state capitol. Salvatore Maxwell reports.
We are at Ortega’s office in the economics department where her busy schedule teaching and running a campaign keeps her moving from one place to the next.
During her time as economics department chair at San Jose State, Ortega has seen firsthand the difficulties students face paying for school and working with limited resources.
“I don’t underestimate what the trustees know but sometimes they need to hear a story about what has happened to the students and where they’re being hurt the most on this.” 0:43
She plans to spend a big part of her time voicing student’s concerns if she is elected lieutenant governor.
“That means going to the campuses. Going up and down California and both listening and talking to constituents to tell them what’s going on in Sacramento and to take their concerns back to Sacramento.” 0:17
Ortega recognizes that it will not be possible to achieve her goals at the state legislature level without compromise.
“I had training on that since I was a child.” 1:22
Mediating the arguments between her republican mother and her democratic father taught Ortega the art of compromise.
“They fought a lot and I was the peacemaker. I was the one that found the common ground.” 1:29
Her parent’s arguments allowed Ortega to understand two different political views but it was neither her mom nor dad that influenced her decision to register as a republican.
“What made me think about a particular party was Milton Friedman.” 2:45
Ortega was in college when she first heard the Nobel prize-winning economist’s ideas about the free market.
“I said I agree with this. I agree with the rational thinking, with the logic that he’s presenting and then I looked for the party that supported that agreement and that would have been the republican party.”
Ortega has never let anything stop her from pursuing something she wanted. She admits feeling defeated at times when things like sexism threatened to put her behind but she did not let it stop her.
“I pulled myself up by my bootstraps.” 13:34
The run for lieutenant governor is just another challenge Ortega is ready to take.